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Putting Off Doing Your Taxes

This year many people will once again put off doing their taxes until the proverbial last minute. Many will apply for an automatic extension and file on October 15. Although tax day is normally on April 15, the District of Columbia’s “Emancipation Day” automatically moves the date to April 17. Since this year is also a leap year, that gives us an extra day as well.

While it may tempting with all this extra time to keep putting it off, the best thing to do would be to get started gathering all the forms and paperwork you will need in … Read the rest

The IRS is Making Immense High-Tech Strides

Electronic Filing Services Are Taxpayers’ First Choice!

This tax season, the IRS has devised a plethora of useful virtual features to facilitate the taxpaying process greatly.  Tara Lynn Wagner of NY1 reports as follows:

“Once again, it’s that time of year when people’s thoughts turn toward taxes. The good news is that help has arrived for all those persistent procrastinators, however.

In 2012, taxes will not be officially overdue until after April 17 – two days later than the traditional filing deadline. This is per IRS spokeswoman Dianne Besunder.

Ms. Besunder further advised that prompt filing yields correspondingly faster refund … Read the rest

Top 10 Tax Tips for the Year

Tax filing season has started and the documents you need should be in the mailbox soon. While the return is not due until April 17 this year, here are 10 tax tips to ensure you are ready to file.

1. Start gathering records now. This includes receipts, canceled checks and other supporting documents.

2. Watch for W-2s and 1099s. You will need them.

3. For answers to questions, look at the IRS website.

4. Use Free File. If your income was $57,000 or less you qualify for free file. You must access this service trough www.irs.gov. The IRS has collaborated … Read the rest