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You may claim the refundable tax credit for home improvement and renovation on your 2009 income tax return if you are resident in Québec on December 31, 2009. You must send with your return a form indicating all of the information related to the work carried out, such as:

You can also think of other substitute that is Offer in concession. Please remember that the IRS sometimes considers a lump sum or short term fee plan which needs to be less than the full amount owed. Many taxpayers consider that this option is not always successful but if you do not have other substitute left, then you may try this.

Reason 5: It's fast. You can use your tax preparation software program to e-file Form 4868. Talk about fast. You push the Enter button on your keyboard and the data gets transmitted to the IRS in a nanosecond. You'll then receive an electronic confirmation from the IRS after the form has been processed and accepted. If you use a tax professional to prepare your return, he/she should be able to e-file the form for you, and since no signature is required on this form, getting it done quickly can take as little as a 5-minute phone call.

Interest charges. You will also pay interest on any late payment of taxes, based on the actual number of days that the payment is late and the interest rate currently in effect during the time the payment was not made.

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The original deadline for submitting your income taxes was March 1, not April 15. It was in 1918 when the Congress pushed the date out to March 15. Then in 1954, the date was once again moved, this time to April 15, the date we still know as tax day.

Then you take the net profit and put it on Schedule SE for self-employment tax. After a small deduction, you calculate 15.3 % as your self-employment tax. This is double the rate of 7.65 % that's deducted from employee paychecks because as a sole proprietor you're both the employer and the employee so you have to pay both parts.

1. Be timely: Instead of waiting just days before April 15 to complete your tax return and then rush to get it mailed, decide now when you will either complete your tax return or have your tax information in the hands of your accountant. Setting time aside on your calendar dedicated specifically to gathering the paperwork you'll need to get your tax return completed will help you reach your deadline; and giving yourself plenty of time for this task will help alleviate any last minute stresses and additional money it could cost you.