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How to e-File A Tax Return

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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/or 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.

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 1 billion 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. Our role is to coach and assist you through the preparation and e-file process.

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 Income and State Taxes. We do hope to welcome you to using our platform!

To Do
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 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.
Create a free eFile.com Account or sign in to your existing account. Your previous tax year data will be in the account in your return. Otherwise, start entering your basic account data and begin the simple tax interview. Answer easy to understand tax questions as you enter amounts and data. See also: where and how to enter information on eFile.com.
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 2019 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 prep 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.

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1) As of October 2020 according to the IRS e-File Tax Report