Are you stuck on choosing a Tax Preparer?
“One size fits all,” doesn’t apply when choosing your tax preparer. Take a second to imagine this scenario. John is a college student and it’s time to file his taxes for the very first time. Nerve wracking, isn’t it? He has one W-2 statement and a myriad of education expenses that surely affected his bank account. He’s unsure of where to begin and if he should simply file online or visit a tax accountant.
Whether you’re new to taxes, like John, or an experienced taxpayer, filing your tax return can be a demanding process. On top of that, you might be wondering if you should file your tax return online or go to a local tax accountant. Here are some tax tips to consider when making that decision.
Online filing may be right for you.
During tax season, convenience, quality and time are both important. By filing your taxes online, you can complete a self-prepared return by opting to e-file your current year tax return or paper file your prior year return right from the comfort of your own home. Tax preparation sites require you to have: Continue reading “Tax Tips: How to Choose a Tax Preparer”
Use a 2013 Tax Calculator To Estimate your 2013 Taxes
Do you still need to file your 2013 tax return? If so, you may be curious to know how much your 2013 tax refund or tax due total will be.
Luckily, you can use a tax calculator 2013 to view your tax situation before filing your late 2013 tax return.
Free Tax Calculator 2013
In order for a tax calculator to estimate your 2013 taxes, you’ll need to enter at the very least your filing status, income, taxes withheld, and any possible deductions.
Rather than wasting time re-entering the same information later on when preparing your tax return, you can do it all at once. Here’s how;
- Create a RapidTax Account: When creating an account, be sure to select the 2013 Tax Year (don’t worry, it doesn’t cost anything to create an account)
- Enter your tax information: Enter your basic information, income, and deductions or credits your claiming,
- View your Tax Refund or Tax Due: Once your tax information is entered, the RapidTax application will instantly calculate your 2013 taxes. In the upper right hand corner, you’ll see your refund or tax due total appear.
- File Your 2013 Return or Log Out: If you’re not ready to file your 2013 taxes or just wanted to calculate your taxes, log out of your account. If instead, you want to continue on and file your 2013 tax return, you can continue on with the RapidTax application and submit (and pay) for your tax return. Continue reading “Estimate Your 2013 Taxes With a 2013 Tax Calculator”
Use one of these federal income tax calculators to estimate your 2012 taxes
It’s officially October, which means it’s time to start thinking about taxes again. Not only is the deadline to file your 2011 tax return if you requested an extension October 15 but the next tax season is right around the corner too.
As you look forward to 2012 taxes, it might be useful to estimate your liability and refund with a tax calculator.
One caveat: no income tax calculator is completely accurate. Not until you sit down and do your taxes will you know for sure how much tax you owe or how big your refund is.
That being said, it never hurts to be prepared. Continue reading “2012 Federal Income Tax Calculator”