6/21/2011

Tax extensions may help victims of domestic violence

Sometimes we just need a little extra time. Even the IRS knows this and has guidelines in place to give tax filers a little extra breathing room to take care of their filing obligations. Of course, you do have to the file the irs extension form 2009 to ask for the extension.

I am not a tax professional by an means. For a person with average tax knowledge these forms can be a challenge to fill out. Consulting professional help and reading an irs extension guide can provide you with the information you need to file or to make a decision.

Knowing about the extension may be good news for victims of domestic violence. When you are involved in a crisis situation or are leaving a dangerous relationship the last thing you want to think about is taxes. It may help to know that relief may be available. After creating a safety plan and getting to a safe location the IRS tax extension may be a breath of fresh air.

If April rolls around and you think you may need a tax extension talk with an advocate. He or she may be able to steer you toward a professional who can help.

1 comment:

  1. The tax codes are far too complicated and truly need to be simplified. Hopefully that will happen someday! An extension might be just what is needed in certain cases, so I'm glad that the option is available. rcj

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