The deadline for filing 2008 income tax returns is still more than two months away, but – by now – Missourians should have received most of the documents they are expecting – documents that include W-2s and other employment-related forms and 1099s for intereat and dividends.
Michael Devine, Media Relations Specialist with the Internal Revenue Service in St. Louis, says all those documents should have been sent by January 31st. Devine says if taxpayers are expecting any documents not yet received they should contact the employer to find out where the documents are and ask that the papers be sent. Devine says anyone who has not received needed documents by February 15th should contact the IRS, which might be able to help taxpayers obtain copies of the forms or file without the documents.
Devine adds taxpayers should not file their returns until they have all the required forms. He says this will require the returns to be amended and will slow down any refund that might be forthcoming.