Ugh, I know, thinking about tax season gives you the same feeling as listening to fingernails on a chalkboard, but the only two things that you can’t avoid are death and taxes. I just got an e-mail from Tax Act Online, and they are definitely my preferred company to use for filing your taxes online. Money Crashers doesn’t receive a dime for endorsing Tax Act Online, it’s just the service I’ve used for the past 4 years to file online, and I’ve always liked their application. It’s also worth it to pay the extra money for them to explain to you all of the different tax credits and deductions to see if you qualify for them.
Here are some important tax dates they sent me to remember:
- Jan. 15, 2010 – IRS begins processing e-filed returns
- Feb. 1, 2010 – Deadline for employers to mail W-2 & 1099 forms
- Apr. 15, 2010 – Deadline to file 2009 income tax return or extension
- Apr. 30, 2010 – Deadline for first-time homebuyer and current homeowner credits
Remember, if you don’t receive your W-2′s and 1099′s by February 1st, you should start calling your employers or past employers to ask them if they’ve sent them out yet. The earlier you file your taxes, the quicker you’ll receive your tax return if the IRS owes you anything.