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When Can You E-File Your Taxes in 2013?

Early filersUpdate: This blog post reflects today’s news announcement of a revised date from the IRS to e-file your taxes.

When can you E-File your taxes in 2013? That’s a question many people due a tax refund in 2013 are starting to ask.

The average American knows about that magical date in April when taxes are due, that is, the deadline for filing. But did you know that an increasing number of Americans are beginning to ask, “When is the first date in 2013 I can submit my Federal 1040 for 2012 and get it reviewed?”

With 81% of people having submitted last year’s taxes electronically in 2012, attitudes seem to be changing. It’s as though the faster  technology speeds up, so too do our expectations for getting refunds sooner.   For instance, a Life Magazine  poll of 29,000 people found that over half of them expressed they would like to file their taxes in January, if possible.

Get on Your Mark: The First Day to E-File is Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Whether you plan to file yourself or via a smart tax preparation service ;-) ,  the first date your taxes can be acknowleged and reviewed by the IRS is also the first date you can submit electronically:  January 30, 2013.   Jump for Refund Joy, folks. That’s only 21 days away!

3 Reasons to File Your Tax Returns Early

1. Be First in Line

Early tax filers know a secret: With the tendency of many to procrastinate to the very end leaving so many returns to be processed in those final weeks moving toward April 15, the bulk of the volume piles up in those final weeks and days.  Common sense tells you that getting your own refund in your hands is the best way to go for your own cash flow.

Is it worth going into a Jackson Hewitt office to file a return prior to  January 30th? Absolutely! There is some chance we can expedite your return. But the best reason to come in early is we have more time to work on making your tax return  (and all needed documents) as accurate as possible to guarantee a fast refund.

2. Plan Now for a (Possible) February 2013 Refund

As with 2012, the IRS has published that they expect to continue to issue  21-day refunds for 9 out of 10  taxpayers.

Early Filers should take note: The first day you’re likely to get any due refund will be  some one week post Valentine’s Day.

3. Pay Off  Holiday Credit Card Debt

Following their holiday spending spree, too many of us rely on an advance payday loan or continue to pay credit card fees to get by in February. But for early filers,  many smartly use those funds to pay off that holiday debt.

Have you too set a New Year’s Resolution to join the  first wave of tax filers? Then drop  by one of our 86 locations in Central Florida: We’d love to be your coach to get you over the finishing line. We can even get you started on your early tax refund with no W-2 Required!

 

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Important Update Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013:

Note the IRS posting indicates that some 1040 filers will have to wait until February to file. From their original news post:

The IRS estimates that remaining households will be able to start filing in late February or into March because of the need for more extensive form and processing systems changes. This group includes people claiming:

 residential energy credits,

depreciation of property

or general business credits.

Most of those in this group file more complex tax returns and typically file closer to the April 15 deadline or obtain an extension.

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