JERSEY CITY, N.J., April 16, 2019
Although the government was shutdown at the beginning of this year’s tax season, Americans were still required to file their tax returns by midnight of April 15, 2019. Year over year, taxpayers fail to meet the IRS tax deadline, which can trigger potential penalties and interest. If taxpayers missed the tax deadline, they can seek help from the Tax Pros at Jackson Hewitt Tax Service®.
“It’s important for those who missed the tax deadline to file as soon as possible,” said Mark Steber, Chief Tax Officer of Jackson Hewitt. “The Tax Pros at Jackson Hewitt can help taxpayers resolve the issue quickly and prepare for a smooth filing next year to ensure this doesn’t happen again.”
There are at least two penalties taxpayers may face by missing the federal tax deadline: failure-to-file and failure-to-pay.
In addition to federal penalties, taxpayers will face penalties from the state when they are filing late. Some states assess a late filing penalty, even when there is a refund coming, so taxpayers should make sure they file in their state as soon as possible.
Jackson Hewitt is offering taxpayers these tips, in alignment with IRS guidance, for those who missed the tax filing deadline:
Many Jackson Hewitt locations remain open, often with extended hours and on weekends, to be there for hardworking Americans who need help completing their taxes. Tax Pros at Jackson Hewitt can quickly complete and electronically file federal and state tax returns for customers, minimizing or eliminating any penalties for late filing.
Visit jacksonhewitt.com/officelocator to locate the nearest Jackson Hewitt office or schedule an appointment with a Tax Pro.
About Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. is an innovator in the tax industry, with a mission to provide its hard-working clients access to simple, low-cost solutions to manage their taxes and tax refunds. Jackson Hewitt is devoted to helping clients get ahead with Maximum Refund and 100% Accuracy Guarantees. With close to 6,000 franchised and company-owned locations, including 3,000 in Walmart stores, and online and mobile tax solutions, Jackson Hewitt makes it convenient for clients to file their taxes. For more information about products, services, and offers, or to locate a Jackson Hewitt office, visit www.jacksonhewitt.com or call 1 (800) 234-1040.