Even with the pushed back deadline for filing 2020's taxes, it can still be a daunting task getting everything organized to file for your taxes. Continue reading for tips on getting everything you need and the easiest way to file for a stress-free tax season.
The July 15 deadline to file your 2020 tax returns ends today! If you're like many Americans, hearing the phrase "tax season" can induce stress-especially this year with the COVID-19 outbreak pushing back the deadline. Filing your taxes can be confusing, but, with the help of a tax professional, it doesn't have to be. In addition to contacting a certified tax professional, review the following information.
How to File
Many people elect to file their tax returns electronically. This can be done in a variety of ways, including using tax-preparation software, consulting a tax return professional, or using the IRS' Free File software, if you qualify.
Forms to Include
If you are filing with a paper form, there are certain documents you must be sure to include. Required forms include the following:
- A copy of your W-2 for each of your employers over the last calendar year
- A copy of Form W-2C (a corrected W-2 form), if received from your employer
- A copy of Forms W-2G and 1099-R, if federal income tax was withheld
Remember, tax filing doesn't have to be stressful. For more information on how to file, what forms to include, credits you qualify for or any other filing-related questions, please visit the IRS' Interactive Tax Assistant tool.