Tax Returns, Filing Status, Deductions Tax Ideas

Tax Day is on or around April 15! If you miss that date, you can prepare and e-file your current year taxes until October 15 following the April deadline. You may, however, be subject to late filing and/or late payment penalties and a tax extension may be due. Late filing penalties do not apply if you expect a tax refund, but you only have 3 years to file and claim your tax refund; don't let it expire!

Tax Deadline Tips by Tess

The following links are mentioned in this audio:
Tax Deadline Page | File Back-Taxes | DATEucator | State Deadlines | Ways to Pay for Taxes

Tax Day dates mentioned in the audio are subject to change; see up-to-date Tax Day deadlines.

Below, find a list of tax return types including extensions and amendments. Find out which type you can e-file, which need to be mailed in, and see how to check your refund status plus tax return tips. Prepare your taxes with and the eFile app will help select and complete all forms that can be e-filed as well as those that need to be paper filed - you will not have to worry about whether or not a specific form can be electronically filed or not. You can also use this free tax refund calculator to get a high-level understanding of your taxes.

Income Tax Return Types, Deadlines

The table is organized by tax year, tax topic, and a brief description. Navigate to the topic link for an overview of the subject and learn more about your tax situation.

Tax Returns
Follow these tax return checklist steps before you prepare and e-file. Begin collecting applicable forms, such as a W-2 from your employer.
Find easy to use tax calculators, estimators, and many other tools. These free utilities allow you to get a better idea of your taxes without entering any unnecessary personal information.
Read a detailed overview of the forms the eFile Tax App will eFile for you with your tax return based on your tax information provided during the easy interview. View other tax forms you can complete but not e-file.
See current and previous tax year deadlines - view this page to make note of when returns are due for state and federal taxes.
View this list of states that require an income tax return. Due to IRS and state tax agency regulations (not, you can only e-file a state tax return together with an IRS Income Tax Return - with the exception of the state of California. Prepare a state ONLY return on to print and mail in.
Starting in March, you can eFileIT an IRS Tax Extension; see details on state tax extensions as needed. For all previous years, you can no longer file an income tax return extension.
Currently, the IRS Form 1040-X for tax amendments can be completed on, but not e-filed. We hope to offer the e-file option in the future! For free, you can always prepare a current tax year amendment on when you have an eFile account, but the Form 1040-X must be printed, signed, and mailed to the IRS. Select your respective state tax amendment form.
Previous year returns can no longer be e-filed. Download the tax forms via the link here before you complete, print, sign, and mail them to the IRS. You can also hire a professional tax preparer or ask an Taxpert if you have questions. We also post many free tax calculator tools here each year. helps to find the right tax return filing status for you as it's part of your e-filed tax return. See our free STATucator to find out now if you are unsure. Your filing status determines certain adjusted gross income limits you may be entitled to as well as a different, potentially higher standard deduction.
Find out which of your Income types are actually taxable and which are tax free. While most income is taxable, there are different kinds of tax free income, such as alimony payments or employee-provided health insurance.
During the tax interview, the eFile app picks the tax deduction forms for you and will e-file them with your IRS and/or state income tax return(s).
Find out where you federal IRS and/or state income tax return refund is. The eFile DATEucator will help estimate the due date of your refund so you can anticipate a direct deposit or mailed check.
Find ways to pay your taxes owed, if applicable. Pay through many options, whether paying on, directly through the IRS, setting up an IRS payment plan, or paying state taxes.
Tips to be smart about e-filing your income taxes. Prepare to tax prepare by planning ahead and keeping track of your expenses and income during the year.

Prepare your tax return on and take the complication out of filing. The eFile app will help select the deduction method that works best for you, help claim any tax credits you may be eligible for, and provide full access to your previous returns directly in your account. See why to choose and learn how the tax app works. Get IT done on!

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