FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                        
 January 15, 2018

Rev&Tax announces starting of tax-filing season


The Guam Department of Revenue & Taxation (DRT) will begin accepting 2017 Individual Income Tax returns by Monday, January 29, 2018.  Electronic filing of the 2017 1040EZ will be available at a later date; DRT is waiting for new updates from the IRS. Once the e-filing is ready, DRT will make an announcement.

This year’s tax filing deadline is Tuesday, April 17, 2018


DRT is reminding all employers to follow the IRS guidance regarding tax withholding for 2018.  The latest news released by IRS can be found at

Highlights of the release are;

–        IRS is working to develop withholding guidance,

–        IRS anticipates issuing the initial withholding guidance in January, and

–        Employers and payroll service providers will be encouraged to implement the changes in February.

IRS emphasizes this information will be designed to work with the existing forms W-4 that employees have already filed, and no further action by taxpayers is needed at this time.

–        Use of the new 2018 withholding guidelines will allow taxpayers to begin seeing the changes in their paychecks as early as February. 

–        In the meantime, employers and payroll service providers should continue to use the existing 2017 withholding tables and systems.

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