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SUMMER VIRTUAL APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE 

posted on 5/13/2021

TerpTax will be open for limited appointments during the last two weeks of the semester. All graduate students are welcome to make a virtual appointment with one of the TerpTax assistants. They can help you file your state and federal taxes for free! For more information including how to make an appointment and what documents you need to have for your appointment, please go here: gradschool.umd.edu/terptax.

Additional appointments will also begin around May 24 for summer appointments. If you are running up against the deadline and still need help, please apply for online for a filing extension at https://www.irs.gov/filing/free-file-do-your-federal-taxes-for-free, If you do need an extension, TerpTax recommends only trying to file Form 4868 by May 17th. You do not do anything else with the extension. Once you do that, please make an appointment with TerpTax during their summer hours. NOTE: The federal filing extension automatically gets a Maryland extension as well (the regular due date for Maryland is July 15th this year). But, you must file an extension if you need one.

Please remember that appointments are on a first come first serve basis, so do not wait to reserve a time slot.


 

NEW FILING DEADLINES (as of March 26)

May 17: 2020 federal income tax return due
May 17: 2020Virginia income tax due
July 15: 2020 Maryland & Washington DC income taxes due

Please make your appointment with TerpTax as soon as possible.  There are many appointments available, but they are on a first come first serve basis.


IMPORTANT ANNOUCEMENT 

We want to alert you to an important warning that the IRS issued on March 30, 2021.  To read the entire story, please go here.

The Internal Revenue Service today warned of an ongoing IRS-impersonation scam that appears to primarily target educational institutions, including students and staff who have ".edu" email addresses.

The IRS' phishing@irs.gov has received complaints about the impersonation scam in recent weeks from people with email addresses ending in ".edu." The phishing emails appear to target university and college students from both public and private, profit and non-profit institutions.

Taxpayers who believe they have a pending refund can easily check on its status at Where's My Refund? on IRS.gov.

The suspect emails display the IRS logo and use various subject lines such as "Tax Refund Payment" or "Recalculation of your tax refund payment." It asks people to click a link and submit a form to claim their refund.

The IRS will NOT initiate email contact with a taxpayer without consent. The 2020 tax return is the first year that the IRS has included the option for the taxpayer to insert an email address. If the taxpayer inserts an email address, the IRS may choose to send an email; however, any email from the IRS will NOT include links to claim a refund or ask for any secure information such as social security number, date of birth or bank account information.

 

Page Updated May 13, 2021