Happy Tax Day – April 18, 2011

Despite being a few days late this year, Tax Day is here!  For you procrastinators, don’t freak out quite yet.  You still have until midnight tonight to electronically file (e-file) your return.  Alternatively, your return must be postmarked today.

The IRS now has FREE e-file for all taxpayers (including all forms and schedules).  Beware of the companies like Turbo Tax that advertises “free e-filing.”  If you have a very simple tax return, you can likely qualify for the free filing with one of those companies; however, if you itemize your deductions, have a rental property, or have any situation out of the norm, you will have to pay to “upgrade” the free e-filing package.

Since this is one of the most dreaded days of the year, a bit of IRS humor is in order!