April 15 is just around the corner. Here are some indications you should look to someone else to prepare your taxes before the big day gets here.
Monday, February 11
According to a DailyFinance post, there are far too many tax preparers out there with good intentions who are too incompetent to do the job. Warnings signs include someone asking you to lie about your charitable donations, the preparer not asking for the proper financial records and someone not giving you their credentials. Read the full list of signs, with details, by clicking here. Looking for reputable tax professional in Lilburn? Click here to access the Lilburn-Mountain Park Directory for businesses offering financial services. See also: Don’t miss any Lilburn news. Subscribe to Lilburn-Mountain Park's free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
File your 2011 federal income tax return by April 17 to avoid late penalties and interest.
Friday, April 13, 2012
You still have a few days left to meet the filing deadline for your 2011 federal income tax returns. The tax deadline is traditionally on April 15, but it's been pushed back to April 17 this year due to the fact that April 15 is a Sunday and April 16 is Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia. April 17 is also the due date to apply for 2011 tax extensions. The Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers to file returns electronically. According to a statement posted on the IRS website, e-file is "the best way to ensure accurate tax returns and get faster refunds." For last minute filing tips, see the IRS video posted above. Don’t miss any of the local news you care about. Subscribe to Lilburn-Mountain Park Patch's free newsletter, …