Tax Season Resources
Red Yellow Green Tax Deadlines
IRS deadlines are complex enough, getting information to us timely so that we can help you meet those deadlines adds another layer of complexity! We now have three dates for each tax return and each deadline - one is RED, one is YELLOW and one is GREEN.
We need time to prepare your tax return, and you want time to review it. So we created the Red, Yellow, Green Tax Deadlines!
If we get everything from you by the GREEN deadline, your tax return will be ready in advance of the deadline. If we get everything from you by the YELLOW deadline and after the green deadline, your tax return will probably be ready ON the due date, so we will ask you to extend your return and then do our best, even if it is ready on the due date. If you miss all of these deadlines and get us all your information after the YELLOW deadline and in the RED ZONE, your tax return will NOT be done by the due date and will need extended.
So, GREEN - good to go, plenty of time! YELLOW - caution, may not be ready until the last minute - no guarantees! And RED - stop! it will NOT be ready and MUST be extended!