Training During Tax Season

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Miss Red's Comment
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I'm scheduled to leave at the end of this month. I don't see being able to make it home for a couple of months due to the training program at Prime. I'm going to need to do my taxes, but my company won't send out my W2 until February. My roommate should be able to mail them to me, but I didn't plan on hauling a laptop with me, plus needing to print and mail them will be an issue. Is it best to wait a few more weeks? Anyone know if there is an office at Prime with computers for drivers? Furthermore, I've been told you change your address to the hotel they use there to get your permit in MO. This means I have to use that address to file my taxes, right? Thanks

G-Town's Comment
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I'm scheduled to leave at the end of this month. I don't see being able to make it home for a couple of months due to the training program at Prime. I'm going to need to do my taxes, but my company won't send out my W2 until February. My roommate should be able to mail them to me, but I didn't plan on hauling a laptop with me, plus needing to print and mail them will be an issue. Is it best to wait a few more weeks? Anyone know if there is an office at Prime with computers for drivers? Furthermore, I've been told you change your address to the hotel they use there to get your permit in MO. This means I have to use that address to file my taxes, right? Thanks

You could file for a 6 month extension. I had to do that when I went to school.

Extension of time to file

Charlie Mac's Comment
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my company won't send out my W2 until February

I'm pretty sure federal law dictates they have to have your w2 available to you no later than Jan 31st. Check to see if your w2 is available electronically, you can usually get it up to 2 weeks faster this way as opposed to waiting on a hard copy to be mailed.

Miss Red's Comment
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my company won't send out my W2 until February

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I'm pretty sure federal law dictates they have to have your w2 available to you no later than Jan 31st. Check to see if your w2 is available electronically, you can usually get it up to 2 weeks faster this way as opposed to waiting on a hard copy to be mailed.

Oh this great. I already asked if they would have them on the computer and they said no :/ Maybe I'll push back training for a week. Thanks

Rick S.'s Comment
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If you don't OWE any $$ on your taxes (ie: you're getting a REFUND), then you have plenty of time to file. Actually - if you're getting a refund - you have up to 3 years to "claim it", before the government keeps it. There is no penalty for "late filing" (nor do you need to file for an extension), as long as YOU DON'T OWE THEM $$.

You would keep your home address as your filing address - and you'll be changing your CDL from the temporary Mo. address to your home state ASAP. Keep in mind that changing your STATE OF RESIDENCE, also means you have to comply with that particular states income/personal property tax requirements.

Either way - wouldn't worry too much about it, unless you file a long form 1040 with lots of schedules and deductions for last year (2015), or if you're in a hella rush to get your refund check.

Rick

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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I wouldn't worry about it a bit. And don't forget, you have until April 15th to file them. You can have someone grab your W-2 and take it to H&R block for you or plug the numbers into TurboTax for you or any number of things. As long as you sign them before sending them in you're good to go, and that can include a digital signature in TurboTax.

But I wouldn't worry about it a bit. You don't have to adjust your training schedule or anything like that. You'll find a way to get them done easily enough. In fact, you can even get your W-2 on the road and take it to a nearby H&R Block when you get a chance.

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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Maybe also check with a library for computer use...

Phox's Comment
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my company won't send out my W2 until February

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I'm pretty sure federal law dictates they have to have your w2 available to you no later than Jan 31st. Check to see if your w2 is available electronically, you can usually get it up to 2 weeks faster this way as opposed to waiting on a hard copy to be mailed.

they have to have it post marked by the 31st... when the postal service gets it to ya though... not their problem. As long as they put it in the mail by the 31st they're covered.

You could have you room mate scan your w2's and email them to you or even fax them. if ya'll have neither of those machines have your room mate take em to a fedex office store. they got scanners, faxes, computers, etc.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Miss Red's Comment
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Thanks for the responses. I'm still deciding what I'd like do. I guess my memory is crap and I thought even with e-filing on TurboTax that I'd have to send off a copy of my w2. I'm planning for the worst case scenario so I don't add any stress while at school :)

I figured a week of paperwork crap, 2 weeks for the 10k, 8 weeks for the 30k. These time frames are the higher end of the range they gave me. This would put me well into April, though I do hope I wouldn't have to train that long. Also, not having much of an income during that entire time is adding to the jitters. That money would be a nice pillow. <\p>

Miss Red's Comment
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:| Dang forward slash.

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