With Tax Day quickly approaching, don’t wait until the last day to file your taxes.
Did you know that 20-22% of taypayers wait until the last two weeks to file their taxes? Are you one of them? Do you have a complex situation that you need someone to walk you through to finish your taxes? Well good news: you’re on eSmart Tax. We can make filing your taxes with us the smart and easy choice.
Here’s a quick last-minute Q&A to help answer any questions you may have:
Q: How should I file? I don’t want too file late.
A: Ask any tax professionals which method is the best to file with at the last minute – e file or paper, and they’ll likely all tell you that e file is the fastest and most reliable method. Besides reducing errors by about 90% since its inception in 1986, e file provides quick acceptance, and will help ensure your return is accepted before the deadline passes on April 15th.
Q: What if I can’t file by April 15th?
A: You have a couple options. You can either file for a tax extension and file by the extended deadline of October 15th. The most costly way to deal with not being able to file on time is to hold off on filing, but be subject to the IRS’s penalties and interest if you owe. If you chose to file an extension, eSmart Tax makes the process easy. Simply log into your account, go to the My Account page, and press the button that says “File an Extension.” The software will walk you through the process and help you submit the extension request.
Q: What about my filing status? Am I Head-of-household?
A: Many people claim Head-of-Household status who shouldn’t. To get your exact filing status, we suggest using the IRS’s free tool to determine your status.
Q: I’m not sure which tax deductions I qualify for.
A: Well here’s the good news: we have a Credit Maximizer that scans your return and checks it against the hundreds of deductions and credits in our system to make sure you get your maximum refund. But if you want to see more about tax deductions and credits, jump over to our Taxes 101 page.
Q: Okay, now I have a question. Who can I talk to?
A: Live Chat and e-mail support is offered to all customers, and phone support is offered in our Deluxe and Premium packages. To access Live Chat, click on the Live Chat tile on the right hand side of your screen and simply answer the questions. If you prefer e-mail, send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our Support Team members will reach out to you.
Q: Great, how do I start?
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