• Tax Tips

    Jackson Hewitt wants you to get all the deductions and credits you’re entitled to! For that reason, we invite you to view our list of 2016 tax tips and tactics designed to help you reduce your tax burden.


  • Filing Returns

    Back
    Electronic Filing

    Electronic filing, or e-file, reduces the time it takes to get your tax refund and reduces common errors such as mathematical errors. You must have a valid Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) for every person included on the return.

    Back to Top
    Extension - Electronic Filing

    The IRS offers electronic filing of extension applications. The IRS will process Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, through April 18, 2017. Paper requests for extension must be postmarked by April 18, 2017. By filing an extension, you generally postpone the filing date of your return until October 16, 2017. Filing an extension only extends the time to file the forms, taxes are due, or at least 90% of what is owed is due, April 18, 2017.

    Back to Top
    Extensions - Filing

    Do you need more time to file? By filing an extension, you can generally postpone filing your return until October 16, 2017. Filing an extension does not give you additional time to pay any tax you may owe. If you do not pay the tax due, or at least 90% of the tax due, by April 18, 2017, you will accrue penalty and interest charges. Complete IRS Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, to file for an automatic six-month extension. If you file Form 4868, you will have until October 16, 2017, to file your tax return.

    Back to Top