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3 Ways Can Make Tax Day Less Taxing

By Andrew Chow, Esq. on April 09, 2013 10:03 AM

The April 15 tax deadline is just a few days away, but procrastinators don't need to panic: has a wide range of resources to make Tax Day less taxing.

It's estimated that about 20% of American adults are chronic procrastinators, one expert tells NPR. That means a significant number of taxpayers are probably in a bit of a predicament right now, and may be trying to calculate their next move.

So how can help taxpayers with their last-minute preparations? Here are three ways to take advantage of our website's array of offerings without having to deduct too much time out of your day:

  • Check out FindLaw’s Tax Center. This is the gateway to our collection of easy-to-read articles on tax filing basics, as well as common tax problems to avoid. We have links to IRS tax forms, along with tax forms for every state. You’ll also find articles on personal income taxes and deductions, tax help for businesses, and “red flags” that IRS agents look for when considering which taxpayers to audit.
  • Learn how to file an extension. Here’s one of the most important, yet often misunderstood, aspects of filing a tax extension: You’ll get more time to file your tax return, but not more time to pay any taxes owed. Be careful, because if you fail to submit a payment by Tax Day, you could be slapped with a late-payment penalty, including interest.
  • Need more help? Even the most prudent taxpayer needs professional help from time to time; this is especially true for more complicated tax filings, and for those rare occasions when the IRS requests an audit. FindLaw’s lawyer directory can link you directly to an experienced tax attorney near you.

Along with FindLaw’s Tax Center, our Law and Daily Life and Free Enterprise blogs have shared a wealth of knowledge about filing taxes, claiming deductions, and even tax scams to be aware of. Take a look at all of our offerings, and then get back to those taxes!

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