Last year, Congress changed the tax rules on December 17th.They messed things up so badly that the IRS computers weren’t able to accept certain returns on the normal date.This date is also the deadline for self-employed individuals to file and pay in full their fourth-quarter estimated tax payment*Tax Day* Last day for filing federal income tax returns and extension requests.
This is just a heads up for people using the number one tax software in America.
Problem number 1: “The program won’t let me…” This is the one I hear most often, “The program won’t let me change the number, it won’t let me delete my neighbor’s child.” Turbo Tax is great when you’re in the act of preparing your taxes, but it’s not as easy to go back in and make a change if you’ve done something wrong and need to correct it.
For example: one of the things I do is review tax returns that people have prepared for themselves before they send them to the IRS.
I explained the problem and where the ,000 needed to go.
Granted, she wasn’t going to get that big refund she was expecting, but her return would have been right.