WEB EXTRA: Tips, Apps and Resources for Last-Minute Tax Filing

Updated: 04/14/2014 10:41 AM
Created: 04/14/2014 7:55 AM
By: Jennie Olson

We’re in the final countdown before the tax deadline, and with less than a day to go, procrastinators around the country have to be feeling the pressure.

For those of you who have yet to file, we have some last-minute tips.

If you’ve waited this long, time is an issue, so why not file on the go? There’s an app called Taxslayer Go that allows you to do a simple e-file right from your smartphone.

When you hit a roadblock and aren’t sure what to do, there’s another app called Ask a CPA Tax Answers Free. They break it down by common question categories, and you can even submit a question and a CPA will give you a call.

If you don’t have all of your paperwork together, it might be best to file an extension. If you owe money, the payment still needs to be paid up by Tuesday. If not, penalty fees and interest will incur.

Always make sure to double-check your work. Even if you are filing electronically, where it catches mistakes for you, remember that it doesn’t catch wrong personal information, social security numbers or income levels.

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