April 12, 2017
The race is on to get those tax returns done. When you rush it’s easy to make simple mistakes that will slow down the processing of that return by the IRS. And that could delay your refund.
You can avoid many common errors by filing electronically. IRS e-file is the most accurate way to file your tax return. The software does the calculations, flags common errors and prompts you for missing information.
Seven out of ten taxpayers can use IRS Free File software at no cost.
If you can’t make the April 18 deadline, request an extension – this will prevent late-filing penalties. Remember, while that extension gives you extra time to file, tax payments are still due on April 18.