How to e-File A Tax Return
We Make Taxes
We at eFile.com understand how tax preparation can create stress and anxiety for taxpayers. The tax code is complex and difficult to understand; the eFile Less Taxing Song might help to DeTaxStress. We also realize that doing your taxes is a task that, in order to stay out of trouble, is required by the federal and state governments. Yet, if you expect a tax refund, you actually get money - your own money - as a result of a task you might not want to do. We strongly suggest you manage your taxes throughout the year via your W-4 or tax withholding to keep your tax return balanced.
Did you know that the IRS has over 1 billion US Dollars in unclaimed tax refunds? Most likely, these taxpayers didn't want to go through the tax preparation process - as a result, they don't claim this and leave the federal government with 1 billion dollars' worth of their own money.
How to Prepare My Taxes and Get My Refund
We are in this together if you prepare and e-File your Taxes via eFile.com. eFile is a self-preparation platform for DIY taxes that walks you through the process with online support before, during, and after e-filing your return(s). Our role is to coach and assist you through the preparation and e-file process on an as needed basis. We respect your privacy and will keep your information safe. You do not need to verify your face to e-file your taxes, nor do you need to submit a "live selfie" to create a free eFile account. See details on the IRS Account identity verification account requirements.
IT = Income Taxes and we make IT easier for you. PrepareIT, but not alone; DoIT and be Done with IT.
Here is a high level step-by-step overview on how eFile.com works when you prepare and e-file your federal and state income taxes. We hope to welcome you to using our platform!
Don't Rush IT. IT is Income Taxes and you can easily miss either an income or deduction entry you didn't know you had. That could result in either higher or lower taxes, potential tax penalties
, and more additional paper work the IRS or state tax agency
might impose on you. Make sure you have your 2020 Adjusted Gross Income
- AGI - at hand if you did not eFile via eFile.com. If you did, it's all in your account. Here is list of tax documents
that you might need to file your return.
Get a feel for your taxes by using the free, easy to use tax calculators. You don't have to calculate on your own; it's all done by the tools. Enter basic amounts without any personal information and get instant results.
So far so good. You got your account and you made it through the verification code process - maybe you had to fish emails out of your spam folder. Security and convenience don't like each other. But better safe than sorry; it's your tax data after all. Enjoy the song
Now it's our turn to step up to the plate; you might need tax help. Trust us, we don't send you around from one page to the next. You will have your own eFile.com Personal Support Page
which you can access from inside the eFile app or from the eFile.com site. You will have one personally assigned Taxpert®
. You don't have to explain your tax situation over and over again; the eFile Taxpert®
will be familiar with your tax situation.
Together, we will reach the end in the tax preparation app. View a preview of your tax return before you enter your bank information where you wish to receive your tax refund or enter a mailing address to receive a check in the mail (not recommended - unless you don't have a bank account). Click the Pay Taxes link for options on how to pay for your taxes. You will need your 2020 AGI as part of the checkout process as a way to verify your identity or an IRS issued Identity Protection-PIN
. If your tax return is free on eFile, you simply check out. If your return is more complicated, you can pay the tax preparation fee either by credit card or e-Collect (Deduct Fee from Refund). You will review your completed return for a last check and you are ready to click eFile My Return
. Now, your return will be in Pending Status
with the IRS and/or state agency. During this process, you will receive email updates on the status of your return to the email entered on eFile.com.
Each time your sign out from the eFile.com app, you will land on the thank you page with instructions on what to do next in the tax return life cycle process. Even though filing a tax return is an important milestone, the new tax year is already in progress and your tax planning and savings
should start soon.
If you miss the first tax return deadline, usually around April 15 of the subsequent year for the prior tax year, then you have until mid-October to e-file your return. For example, 2022 Tax Returns are due on April 15, 2023. If you missed this deadline, you have until around October 15 of the same year to e-File the previous year tax return. After that, e-filing is closed for that tax year.
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1) As of December 2021 according to the IRS e-File Tax Report.
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