Advantages of E-Filing
E-filing has some key benefits over other methods of filing, including:
- The IRS doesn’t have to re-enter your information into its system. So, e-filing results in fewer data-entry errors.
- You receive an acknowledgment that the IRS received your return. The IRS doesn’t send an acknowledgment when it receives paper returns.
- You’ll receive your refund faster if you e-file your return rather than mailing it.
If you owe the IRS, you can ask the IRS to electronically withdraw the money you owe directly from your bank account. You can decide when the IRS withdraws the money –up to the last minute on the filing deadline, even if you filed your return earlier.
Do you know what your tax filing status is? Learn how to determine and check your tax filing status with H&R Block.
Learn more about the potential tax benefits of charitable holiday giving. Your holiday donations may boost your refund, depending on the organization.
If you’re itemizing deductions, the IRS generally allows you a medical expenses deduction if you have unreimbursed expenses that are more than 7.5% of your adjusted gross income for tax years 2017 or 2018. You can deduct the cost of care from several types of practitioners at various stages of care.
Learn how to deduct student loan interest with H&R Block. Get information about qualified education expenses and see if a student loan tax deduction applies to you.