Monday, February 25, 2008

IRS Reminds Farmers & Fishermen They May Have Until March to E-File

The IRS published a release reminding agricultural taxpayers, including farmers and fishermen that they may need to wait until March 3rd to e-file their tax return. According to the IRS, any taxpayer who files Form 1040 returns with Form 4136, Credit for Federal Tax Paid on Fuels, will have to wait.

"Normally, 1040 filers who are farmers or fishermen are not required to make an estimated tax payment if they file their return and pay all taxes due by March 1," claims the IRS. "But this year, because March 1 falls on a Saturday, the date extends to Monday, March 3. For eligible farmers and fishermen who attach Form 4136 to their Form 1040, the return will be considered timely filed with all tax paid if the return is e-filed and accepted on or before March 10 and all tax due is paid on or before March 10."

The IRS expects this delay to affect about 77,000 farmers and fishermen who electronically file Form 1040 with Form 4136 in the early weeks of the filing season. For more information, please visit

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