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If you missed the tax deadline, these tips can help

If you missed the tax deadline, these tips can help

The tax filing deadline has come and gone. If you didn’t file a tax return or an extension,

but should have, you need to take action now. Here are some tips to help you:

• There is no penalty for filing a late return after the tax deadline if a refund is due.

If you didn’t file and owe tax, file a return as soon as you can and pay as much

as possible to reduce penalties and interest.

• For those who qualify, IRS Free File is still available on through

October 15 to prepare and file returns electronically.

• If you don’t qualify for IRS Free File, and would like to use a paid preparer please give us a call at 864-707-2330

• You can get fast answers about your refund by using the Where’s My Refund?

tool available on and through the IRS2Go mobile app. All you need is

your Social Security number, tax filing status and the exact amount of your

refund. Where’s My Refund? is updated no more than once every 24 hours,

usually overnight, so you don’t need to check the status more often.

• If you owe taxes, you can view your balance, pay with IRS Direct Pay, by

debit or credit card or apply online for a payment plan, including an

installment agreement. Before accessing your tax account online, you must

authenticate your identity through the Secure Access process. Several other

electronic payment options are available on They are

secure and easy to use. If you pay electronically, you’ll receive immediate

confirmation when you submit your payment. Also, with Direct Pay and

EFTPS, you can opt in to receive email notifications about your payments.

• If you need more time to pay your taxes, you can apply for an installment

agreement with the IRS. The best way to apply is to use the IRS Online

Payment Agreement tool. Once you complete the online process, you’ll

receive immediate notification of whether your agreement is approved.

No matter how or when you file, you should keep a copy of your tax return and all

supporting documents.

Please reach out to [email protected] 

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Shantell Wilkins

Shantell Wilkins

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