Tax deadline: Things to know about filing taxes

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The department offers two tax filing services: e-File provides a list of software providers certified to submit forms electronically, and using its online forms, which offer fillable online versions of tax forms for taxpayers that prefer to prepare their own returns.

Experts like Fuller can help you file your taxes in time. They said those instructions came from a co-owner of Fast Tax in Winston-Salem.

The returns - for the tax years 2011 to 2016 - caused the federal government to pay their clients $232,009 in bogus refunds, the feds say.

"Before you respond to them, before you give out any sorts of personal information, even things like your name, date of birth, especially social security number, don't give that information out unless you can absolutely verify that you're speaking with someone that's from the IRS", said Shifflett.

Officials say a tax extension is an extension of time to file, not an extension of time to pay. Mark Jaeger, director of tax development at TaxAct, said that some taxpayers are shareholders or partners in a business and are still waiting to receive their Schedule K-1 form. "They should still file their return to avoid a penalty for failing to file".

At H&R Block in Tyler, tax analyst's see a large influx of customers the last few days before the deadline. For questions, call the IRS disaster hotline at 866-562-5227. This year it was pushed to Tuesday, April 17, because Washington, D.C., is celebrating its emancipation holiday on Monday.

If you are unsure how much you owe in taxes, here's some math to figure out what to pay now. If you are filing yourself be sure to double check your return for accuracy. 2. While 36% of respondents overall selected this answer, more women planned to pay off debt (40%) than men (33%).

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