How To Pay Taxes Online
Everyone pays taxes and most people are online, so why not learn how to pay taxes online? They say the only two certain things in life are death and taxes, and at least in this age paying your taxes is much easier because it can be done online. Filing and paying your taxes online has never been easier with many websites offering tax filing for free and there is tax software by TurboTax that is available both for purchase and online for simple files such as the EZ or 1040A. The software also connects you to file online for complex forms.
- Determine your Tax Needs. You first need to know what kind of return you are filing so you can choose the best, simplest website to file your taxes. If you have a simple return such as the EZ or the 1040A you can use all free filing websites such as turbo tax, HR Block or the IRS website. State taxes are an additional filing fee.
- Filing and Paying More Complex Tax Returns. If you own a business, a lot of stocks or otherwise have a more complex file it may cost between 50-150 dollars depending on your needs and the level of service you decide. Even though it may cost more to file, it can still be done online or with software like TurboTax which connects online.
- File your Tax Return with the Website you Choose. Turbo Tax keeps track of what your refund will be or what you will owe as you are filling out your forms. Turbo Tax also has access to over 360 different tax deductions possible, over 10,000 companies for W2 information and helps along the way with live help. Both HR Block and Turbo Tax use simple easy to understand language for determine deductions by using life events such as “did you have a baby” or “get married this year.”
The IRS also offers free filing for those who have a handle on their deductions and do not need assistance or step by step guidance.
Tips: Even though the software available by HR Block and Turbo Tax is effective and catches many possible problems, for complicated filing it is best to consult an accountant. Turbo Tax offers video tutorials. HR Block also has offices all across the country if you prefer to speak to a human face to face.