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Tax Filing Simplified Part #1:

In Accounting & Finances, Business, Taxes on February 27, 2014 by Sufen Wang

free1-655x296IRS Free File is Like Taking a Stroll Down Easy Street

 

From looking up movie showtimes to reading the daily forecast to checking your bank account balance, chances are you do most things online nowadays. So why not file your taxes online too? Join the crowd that’s taking the easy road – over 40 million taxpayers have made the switch to IRS Free File. Whether you use the simple software or the online fillable forms, the hardest part of IRS Free File is remembering why you didn’t utilize it before.  

 

tax-day-aheadIRS Free File is brought to you by the IRS, of course, and a group of private-sector tax software companies known as the Justice League of America. Just kidding, they’re known as the Free File Alliance, and the goal of the partnership is to make tax filing a safe, fast, easy process for everyone. And you know IRS Free File is secure because the only way to access the service is through IRS.gov. Once you choose a Free File company, you’ll head over to their website to prepare, print, and e-file your tax return.

 

imagesNo head-scratching, nail-biting, and tearing-out hair necessary when you use Free File. If you made $58,000 or less you can access the brand-name software. If your income was higher, you’ll use electronic versions of IRS paper forms, a.k.a. Free File Fillable forms. The Q&A format of the software figures out which tax breaks you might be able to claim, then selects the correct tax forms and does the calculations for you. You can finally retire that old calculator.

 

ku-xlargeWith an option for direct deposit, e-filing is the fastest way to get your tax refund. And if April 15 is bearing down on you like a high-speed train, Free File is also the quickest way to request more time to file your tax return. Tax filing doesn’t get easier than with IRS Free File. In honor of that, here’s a nice and pleasant video explaining more about Free File.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldZcsSGA3Cs

Sufen Wang, M.S.Accountancy
www.sufenwang.com
Wang Solutions, Long Beach, CA (562) 856-0793
Editor: Hannah Huff, M.F.A. Creative Writing: Poetry, (626) 806-5805

 

One Response to “Tax Filing Simplified Part #1:”

  1. […] points from the W-2 to generate the code. So after the employee enters their unique code on their e-filed tax form, the IRS can check to make sure it matches the data on the Form […]

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