WASHINGTON — More than 719,000 taxpayers received plain-language Tax Tips directly to their email inbox during this past tax filing season and got the information they needed to help them file their taxes.

Because taxes are year-round for many taxpayers, and many taxable situations arise during the summer months, the Internal Revenue Service offers a Summertime Tax Tip program that begins July 3. The IRS is encouraging taxpayers to sign up now for this email service to help them get a jump-start on their taxes and learn about the tax implications of events that often occur during the summer months.

The Summertime Tax Tip series, which offers helpful consumer tips written in plain language, covers a wide range of important subjects.

Some of the 2017 Summertime Tax Tip topics include:

  • Tax scams don't take vacation; what's out there now
  • Teens and summer jobs
  • Vacation home rentals – tax implications
  • Getting married? Tax implications you need to know
  • IRS notices – What you could receive in the mail from the IRS

The IRS Tax Tips email service is available in English and Spanish. It provides new IRS Tax Tips via e-mail three times a week during the months of July and August. Subscribers will also receive a Tax Tip each day of the week during the tax filing season and Special Edition Tax Tips that are issued for "hot topics" that arise throughout the year.

Taxpayers can sign up to receive IRS Tax Tips automatically for free on www.irs.gov. From the Subscriptions link on the top right of the IRS website, choose "IRS Tax Tips" on the drop-down menu, and then click on "Subscribe." Click on "more," on the drop-down menu, to subscribe to the IRS Tax Tips in Spanish.

The IRS also has a number of other e-subscriptions to which taxpayers, tax professionals and others may subscribe to receive tax information via email from the IRS during the tax-filing season and the rest of the year.

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Upcoming Tax Dates

April 10 — Employees who work for tips
If you received $20 or more in tips during March, report them to your employer. You can use Form 4070.

April 15 — Individuals *2017 Filing Deadline: 04-17, 2018*
File a 2017 income tax return (Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ) and pay any tax due. If you want an automatic 6 month extension of time to file the return, file Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return. For more information, see Form 4868. Then, file Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ by 10-15.

April 15 — Corporations *2017 Filing Deadline: 04-17, 2018*
File a 2017 calendar year income tax return (Form 1120) and pay any tax due. Details

April 15 — Individuals
If you are not paying your 2018 income tax through withholding (or will not pay in enough tax during the year that way), pay the first installment of your 2018 estimated tax. Use Form 1040ES.

April 15 — Household Employers
If you paid cash wages of $2,000 or more in 2017 to a household employee, you must file Schedule H Details

April 15 — Corporations
Deposit the first installment of estimated income tax for 2017 Details

April 15 — Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax
If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in March.

April 15 — Household employers
If you paid cash wages of $$2,000 or more in 2017 to a household employee, you must file Schedule H (Form 1040). If you are required to file a federal income tax return (Form 1040), file Schedule H (Form 1040) with the return and report any household employment taxes. Report any federal unemployment (FUTA) tax on Schedule H (Form 1040) if you paid total cash wages of $1,000 or more in any calendar quarter of 2016 or 2017 to household employees. Also, report any income tax you withheld for your household employees.

April 30 — Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax
File Form 941 for the first quarter of 2018. Deposit or pay any undeposited tax under the accuracy of deposit rules. If your tax liability is less than $2,500, you can pay it in full with a timely filed return. If you deposited the tax for the quarter timely, properly, and in full, you have until 05-10 to file the return.

April 30 — Federal unemployment tax.
Deposit the tax owed through 03-if more than $500.

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