The 1040 filing deadline is one week away. If you still have not filed or started gathering your information, there are two big things you can do to make your life easier down the road.

First, file an extension. Your return deadline can be extended to October 15th, 2020, but only if you ask. You can request the extension yourself at or through your tax preparer.

Second, make a payment. If you think you are going to owe on your return, it is a good idea to make a payment now, rather than owing penalty and interest later. If you don’t know how much you are going to owe, use last year’s return as a reference and make sure you have paid at least that much in withholding and estimated payments.

If you are looking for a 1040 preparer, Clergy Financial Resources specializes in Clergy tax. From first call to retirement, we have the experience necessary to file your return correctly. For more information, visit our website at

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Clergy Financial Resources serves as a resource for clients to help analyze the complexity of clergy tax law, church payroll & HR issues. Our professionals are committed to helping clients stay informed about tax news, developments and trends in various specialty areas.

This article is intended to provide readers with guidance in tax matters. The article does not constitute, and should not be treated as professional advice regarding the use of any particular tax technique. Every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information. Clergy Financial Resources and the author do not assume responsibility for any individual’s reliance upon the information provided in the article. Readers should independently verify all information before applying it to a particular fact situation, and should independently determine the impact of any particular tax planning technique. If you are seeking legal advice, you are encouraged to consult an attorney.

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