Filing Your Taxes – Helpful IRS Advice


Six Easy Tax Filing Tips

Income tax season does not have to be the worst time of year. The Internal Revenue Service has provided six easy tips that will help people file their taxes this season.

1) Do not leave your taxes until the last minute. Many people avoid filing their tax return until the end of tax season. People who wait until the deadline are more likely to make tax filing mistakes and miss tax savings opportunities. Early filers are less likely to make costly mistakes and the earlier you file your 2010 taxes the sooner you will receive your tax refund.

2) Take advantage of the tax filing information that the IRS is offering via their official website at The site lists helpful information, including any recent tax news.

3) Use the tax software and online forms that are available at the website to make the filing process easier. People who earn under $58,000 per year are eligible for free income tax software access, and anyone can use the e-file service to file their tax return online for free.

4) Nearly 100 million Americans used e-file last year. The online service has become the most popular tax return filing method because it is safe, quick and highly effective. If you want to receive a quick tax refund this year, e-file is the best tax filing option.

5) Do not worry about paying the full income tax amount owed by the April deadline. You can still file your income tax on time, paying as much money as possible. If you do not have enough money to pay your full taxes you should call the IRS at 800-829-1040 to set up a payment system that you can afford. Many people pay their income tax in convenient installments.

6) Those who do not pay their taxes owed by the April due date may have to pay a tax penalty. To avoid the penalty people should request a filing extension by filling out the Form 4868 and sending it to the IRS. To find out more about tax filing extensions you can call the IRS at 800-829-3676 or visit the IRS website.

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