If you have been consumed with the "Game of Thrones" season premiere and decided to wait until the last possible day of your taxes, it's safe to say you are not alone (even if you have never watched) Game of Thrones ").
No snow can help you now, but you might want to be aware of some information in case you experience any unanticipated delays.
Here's a rundown of deadlines and options for those scrambling to file on Tax Day 2019.
First, assuming you have been doing any work on tax preparation so far and you still want to meet the main deadline for taxes, here it is.
In case you somehow cannot access a calendar or have just avoided one, know that Tax Day 201
Yes, that is soon / now, so you might want to get to it. You may have heard of the deadline being pushed back, but that only applies to Maine and Massachusetts . In these two states, the deadline is April 17, due to an official holiday, Patriots Day (April 15), and Emancipation Day (April 16) in the District of Columbia, which pushes the deadline back another day. But again, that's only in those two states.
What time is the dead-dead deadline in New Jersey? You can postmark their returns by midnight on April 16.
The same time applies if you have e-file – no later than midnight. So you might want to start before 11 p.m. in case your internet cuts out … or something
Are you filing and mailing a paper form when you file your taxes or are you e-filing? You might want to consider the time windows involved in each.
Paper returns usually mean it can take from six to eight weeks for you to receive your tax refund. If you decide to file, you will probably receive your tax refund within three weeks. They could arrive as soon as you opt for direct deposit
Here are your options for filing, directly from the Internal Revenue Service.
Despite your best (questionable!) Attempts, you may not make the deadline. It's not the end for you. You can still file for an extension. This is easy to do
Go ahead and e-file in extension form on Free File.
Here's the (PDF) You will have the right to estimate your tax liability on this form and pay any taxes due.
Filing for an extension will give you until Oct. 15 to submit your information to the IRS
Need to mail a paper return with scant few hours left before the deadline?
Do not assume your local post office will be open late for your benefit. Even if it is open for an amount of time, think about how many other people think like you and reconsider.
Enter your zip code at the United States Postal Service website here to check opening and closing times for each post office in The postal service says 20 post offices in northern New Jersey and beyond will be open until 7 pm on Tax Day because they are always open until that time on weekdays.
They include: Basking Ridge, Bayonne, Colonia, Edgewater, Lake Hiawatha, Linden, Little Falls, Main Avenue Station in Clifton, Maplewood, Metuchen, Monroe, Montclair, Newark's main post office, Parlin, Somerville, Tenafly, Warren ( Somerset County, West Orange, Woodbridge, and Woodcliff Station in North Bergen.
Also: If you're chucking your return in a mailbox, always check the last scheduled pick-up time first. Get started by dumping your paperwork in the mailbox minutes before the midnight deadline. You will not make it, and you should have e-filed.