Last-Minute Tips to File Before April 18

April 14, 2016 : Violeta Stauffer-Rodriguez – Past Contributor

April 18 is almost here. To be exact, you have four days  to file a tax return, and if you are in Maine and Massachusetts you have five days left. But who is counting? We are! If you still haven’t done your taxes, don’t panic. Watch the video that we have prepared with these five great tips to help you through this challenging process.

TIP 1: GET ORGANIZED

Gather all the necessary documents so that none are missing when preparing your tax return. Check out this helpful list.

TIP 2: MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Call to 1-800 HRBLOCK (472-5625) to make an appointment or visit our website to find an office online, so you commit to it and avoid possible delays.

TIP 3: ADD THE APPOINTMENT TO YOUR CALENDAR

Write it on your calendar at home, and also consider adding it to the calendar on your phone with a reminder the day before your appointment.

TIP 4: AVOID RUSHING THROUGH THE PROCESS

It is very easy to make a mistake when you’re rushed, and you want to be sure that you get all the deductions and credits to which you are entitled! If you are not ready, you can always file an extension.

TIP 5: STAY POSITIVE

Once your tax return is prepared and filed, you will have the peace of mind knowing that this task is complete. And also, you could be eligible to receive a tax refund!

Let the tax prep professionals at H&R Block help you prepare your taxes correctly to ensure you get the maximum refund possible.

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Violeta Stauffer-Rodriguez – Past Contributor