IRS Offering Tax Help For Those Who Haven’t Filed For 2016
The clock is ticking for thousands who have yet to file their taxes in Fort Lauderdale for 2016. If you have been given an extension, the October 16 deadline is around the corner. Fortunately, the Internal Revenue Service announced it is offering tax help. For many people in South Florida who are trying to get their lives back together after Hurricane Irma, the announcement could not have come at a better time.
The Benefits of E-Filing
Although we all live in the Digital Age where just about everyone has a computer, there are still people who insist on filing their taxes by hand. Doing your taxes manually is not necessarily a bad thing. But it is the same doing your laundry without a machine. If you want it done quickly and efficiently, e-filing is the best methods. In addition to greater speed, e-filing increases your chances of accuracy and provides greater security. Consider these statistics. As of now, the IRS has received 145.3 million tax returns from people throughout the country. Nearly 87.2 percent have filed their taxes electronically.
Plenty of Options
There are several different ways to file your taxes electronically. For those do-it-yourselves, there are plenty of tax preparation software available. Most are easy to use and come with step-by-step instructions. The government also provides a service called IRS Free File, which provides taxpayers with two options. The IRS has developed its own Brand-name software, designed specifically for families or individuals with incomes of less than $64,000. There are also online forms for anyone regardless of income level.
The Need for Speed
Countless people throughout Fort Lauderdale are expected to receive a much-needed tax refund. Those who file their taxes electronically are able receive their refund quickly through direct deposit. It also gives people the opportunity to deposit their money into up to three different accounts.
Free IRS Tax Assistance Available
Many people often fear the IRS. Although it is known as one of the world’s most aggressive collections’ agencies, the IRS sometimes gets an unfair reputation. The government is not interested in placing anyone in financial ruin–especially those who owe back taxes. IRS offices throughout the country are now providing in-person tax assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE). It is especially helpful for those with lower incomes, the disabled and the elderly.
A Fort Lauderdale Tax Attorney Can Help
Most people are able to file their taxes on time. But not everybody is in the same situation. Many South Florida residents are struggling with back taxes or have complicated tax problems. The best solution is to seek advice from an experienced and knowledgeable tax professionals. For more than 30 year,Fort Lauderdale tax attorney Ira Zuckerman has provided valuable tax assistance for those with a variety of tax issues. Whether you are facing an IRS tax audit, a tax lien, wage garnishment or a bank levy, he and his legal staff work diligently to provide the best possible solutions. To learn more, contact legal team at Zuckerman Law, LLC and schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.