Tax Day is Upon Us

4 days left until the 2017 Tax Filing Deadline – April 17, 2018

That’s right, we get an extra two days to file a Federal Tax Return for those of us who just LOVE to procrastinate! Why is that? Because April 15 falls on a Sunday AND the Washington D.C. Emancipation Day holiday will be observed on the next day, April 16th. It’s interesting the way these things work and yet this time, it’s not such a bad thing (for most of us).

So, what needs to be filed by April 17, 2018? Your Federal Income Tax Return, duh! But what if you need more time? You will need to file a Tax Extension by April 17 to give yourself that time you need to finish your Tax Return.

State Tax Return deadlines vary by state. Yours may or may not be due on April 17, 2018 as well.

If you’re like many of us and mad-dash scrambling to complete and file your Federal Tax Return in time, but you don’t even know where to start, here are a few e-file services that you might consider:

Turbo Tax

This is one of the most popular tax preparation software to file your taxes online providing the highest accuracy, detailed assistance, and security. Multiple packages are available and varying price levels.

TaxAct

As a browser-based system, you can easily prepare and file your taxes with accuracy and security. Packages start at no cost for simple 1040EZ Federal Returns and go up to varying price levels based on your need.

FreeTaxUSA

Another browser-based system that is directly approved by the IRS as an E-File Provider. Prepare your Federal Income Tax Return easily and quickly for FREE. You can, of course, utilize their paid services that include Audit Assist, Priority Support, and Amended Returns.

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