Saturday, January 07, 2006

Two More Days to Put Off Doing Your Taxes

The IRS reports:
For 2006, tax returns must be filed by April 17 because the traditional date of April 15 falls on a weekend this year. However, some taxpayers living in the Northeast — Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont and the District of Columbia — will have a filing deadline of April 18th because of a state holiday in Massachusetts where the IRS has a processing facility.
I'm filing as soon as possible - I need my money back!

Also, I used this last year:
Free File. The IRS and a consortium of tax software manufacturers will begin the fourth year of the popular service to income-eligible individuals later this month. Free File provides free tax preparation software and free e-filing to individuals who earn approximately $50,000 or less. Each manufacturer offers a proprietary product and sets its eligibility criteria within certain limits. Taxpayers who formerly used Telefile should give Free File a try. Users must access Free File through to qualify.
It didn't work quite right for me, probably because the IRS is confused about how to spell my name. I had to print and mail the final form, but software can work through the various deductions, credits, etc. pretty well.

Update, Jan. 18th: Free File providers have been announced.

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1 comment:

April said...

For folks with simple taxes that are afraid of the forms it should save about $20 off using TurboTax.