Tax time is important for many people as it may be an opportunity to receive their largest payment of the year through their tax refund. It can also be confusing and stressful for many. Prepare in advance to help reduce your stress and get you ready to file your taxes..
When can I file my taxes and how long do I have?
This year’s Federal tax filing deadline was April 18, 2022. You may ask for an extension to file up to October 17. Remember: An extension to file is not an extension to pay the taxes you owe; penalties and interest will apply if you owe taxes.
How can I file my taxes for free or receive assistance filing my taxes at no cost?
There are multiple ways for you to file your taxes at no cost to you and your family if you meet eligibility requirements. Free filing services are generally available to low- to moderate-income (LMI) persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speakers. However, eligibility requirements do vary, so please confirm prior to preparing and filing your taxes. Learn more about where to file for free.
How can I get my tax return faster?
Direct Deposit is the safest and fastest way to receive a tax refund. Setting up direct deposit is not just quicker and more secure, it’s also a particularly good solution if you don’t have an address where you can reliably receive mail. If you do not have a bank or credit union account, you can explore account options that are safe, affordable, insured and can be opened remotely.