Feeling the time crunch because your extended tax return is due at
midnight tonight? October seems to have just snuck up on us all of
sudden. To ease the
tension, eSmart Tax is providing a few last minute tax tips for your
1. Scrutinize, scrutinize, scrutinize.
At this point, there’s no such thing as gracefully extending your time
to file so you will want to inspect your entries carefully on your tax
eSmart Tax’s helpful summaries help you break down each section
carefully, but don’t just click “Next.” Review each entry carefully and
make sure what you
entered is correct. It may seem like you are committing a lot of time
to your return up front, but it’s worth it to avoid the time deficit
that comes when
you have issues with the IRS.
Go through your tax return and double check everything—especially
names, social security numbers, wages (and the decimal points and
commas in them)
reported from your W-2s and 1099s. Then, be sure to go over all of your
potential tax deductions. Use eSmart Tax to check that you’ve claimed
all of the
deductions that you are eligible for and make sure you’ve entered the
right numbers and figures.
2. Make A Date With E-file…Today
The post office is jammed every day---especially on October 15. Use
e-file to send your return to the IRS and get quick status updates
about your return.
3. Get Organized
Learn from the difficulties experienced last year and do a clean sweep
of your office and filing cabinet to make sure you are ready for next
season. Just as fast as October came around, its cousin January is
hanging out right around the corner!