Tax season begins as IRS opens online filing

Tax season is officially here and the IRS is now accepting e-filed tax returns for the 2019 season. There are a few things you should know when filing taxes and paying them this year.

To get the best out of your return, be prepared with all documentation such as W2, 1099, and 1098 forms. Along with that you should have information on any charitable donations you made through the year.

Experts say that for married couples it is best to file jointly, especially if children are involved.

And for those under the age of 24, you can still be claimed on your parents’ taxes, so have a discussion with them about how you want to file.

“We do help make sure we get all of those different points that could be missed on a return,” said Shelby Dahl, Liberty Tax general manager. “like whether they can claim their student, college student, or you know a grown child that’s still in the home for one reason or another.”

The final day to file is April 15th.

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