Still need to file your taxes?
Monday, April 15 is Tax Day and for those expecting to receive a big fat refund from the IRS, filing taxes is often something done the first month or two of the year. However, for the countless (read: millions) of Americans whose paycheck skews a 1099 classification, Uncle Sam is often someone avoided until the very last minute.
Even celebrities who are seemingly making bank and are assumed to have better financial standing have had issues with Uncle Sam: from that time Lauryn Hill refused to pay taxes to Keshia Knight Pulliam reportedly owing more than $100,000 in state taxes just last year. Tales of celebrities and public figures playing fast and loose with the IRS is nothing new.
While there are numerous reasons to miss that April deadline, a lack of resources shouldn’t be one of them. This is especially true if you have a pretty straightforward return to file.
Thanks to the internet, a virtual CPA is just a few clicks away.
Tax Day is just around the corner, don’t miss the deadline and don’t wait until the very last minute to file. Instead, check out these three go-to sites and take charge.
TurboTax is a long-time favorite when it comes to filing your own taxes. For those new to DIY filing, TurboTax offers a simple, easy-to-use platform and a special Audit Support Guarantee for free one-on-one guidance in the event you are audited. Depending on what you need, fees range in price from zero dollars to $119.00.
H&R Block is another go-top for e-filers. This option is best for those with a W-2, education costs and children to consider. Fees for their services range in price from the most basic at $49.00 to the Tax Pro Review option for $149.
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TaxAct is perfect for those filing a more simple 1040, covering federal and state returns, which just so happens to be free with this option. The trusted platform also offers packages that range in price from $14.95 to $57.95.