Friday, October 15 marks the extension deadline for filing your 2020 Form 1040 Tax return. Given all the recent tax legislation, numerous stimulus checks and COVID-related tax changes, there are more open tax return filings than ever!
If you have not filed a tax return and don't think you need to file one, please reconsider. Billions of refunds go unclaimed each year by taxpayers that really should file a tax return.
Here's a quick checklist of situations when filing a tax return might make sense even if you don't have to:
Many taxpayers have trouble gathering accurate and complete information necessary to file their tax return. When they cannot get all the necessary information, they get stuck. Should this be your situation, please ask for help. Even a reasonably close tax filing that is later amended when more information becomes available is sometimes a better alternative than not filing at all.
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