JERSEY CITY, N.J., April 4, 2019
Despite the Taxpayer Extension Act, which was recently introduced by representatives Sean Casten (D-IL) and Lauren Underwood (D-IL), that would give taxpayers an additional five weeks to file their 2018 tax returns, the deadline to file tax returns is still April 15, 2019. There are still thousands of Americans that haven’t filed their 2018 tax return yet, and Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® is expecting an unusually large surge of last-minute filings this season especially due to the confusion of the partial government shutdown.
To support late filers, Jackson Hewitt locations across the country, including within Walmart stores, will be open late and on the weekends. This will help hardworking Americans get the tax preparation help they need, when and where it’s most convenient for them.
“Tax Day will be here before we know it and Jackson Hewitt Tax Pros have been working hard all season to help taxpayers navigate tax reform, claim the maximum, and avoid leaving any money-saving credits or deductions available to them on the table,” said Mark Steber, Chief Tax Officer of Jackson Hewitt.
To further help those late filers, the Tax Pros at Jackson Hewitt are offering these tips:
For taxpayers not ready to file, there are two penalties they may face if they miss the tax deadline: failure-to-file and failure-to-pay.
Jackson Hewitt tax professionals can help taxpayers avoid these penalties. They are also trained to inform clients about IRS payment relief options, such as monthly installments payments.
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.
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