The deadline to file and pay your taxes was July 15. If you filed on time, well done! You’ve taken care of what’s arguably the hardest part. However, there is still some work to do. Read on to discover three tools you may find useful after filing your taxes.
Check the Status of Your Refund After Filing Your Taxes
Checking on your refund is easy with the online resources provided by the IRS. The online tool Where’s My Refund is available both on the IRS website and in the mobile app IRS2GO. The information on the website and the app is updated once a day, usually overnight, so there’s no need to check more often than that. To get the status of your refund, you’ll need the following:
- The first Social Security Number on your tax return.
- Tax filing status (single, married, head of household).
- Expected refund amount.
If you don’t have access to a computer or a mobile phone, you can contact the IRS by phone at 800-829-1954.
How to Do a Paycheck Checkup
Doing a paycheck checkup will help you ensure that your employer is withholding the right amount of taxes from your paycheck. This precaution is a smart way to avoid unexpected year-end tax bills or a penalty. To do your paycheck checkup, use the Tax Withholding Estimator provided by the IRS itself.
How to Determine if You Need to Amend a Tax Return
If after filing your taxes you realize that there’s a mistake or information you forgot to include, you can use the interactive assistant Should I File an Amendment Return? to determine whether you should correct and error or make other changes to the tax return you already filed.
As a rule of thumb, the errors that you have to correct are those related to filing status, income, deductions, and credits. Usually, you don’t need to file an amendment return for math errors or if you forgot to attach a form or schedule. In those cases, the IRS will either correct the math error and notify you by mail or request any missing schedule or form, also by mail.
More Tax Resources
Do you want to get more useful information to file your taxes? We’ve got you covered! These are some previous posts you may find useful:
- Read this post and debunk four common tax refund myths.
- Keep in mind these ideas when you file your taxes.
- What is the Tax Credit for Sick and Family Leave?
And if you still haven’t filed your taxes, don’t worry! You still have alternatives. Contact our experts at JT Tax Services; they will help you determine what’s the best course of action.
Get Help From the Experts at JT Tax Services
The world of taxes is besieged by myths and other outdated or otherwise unreliable advice. That’s why is important to get help from a tax expert who can guide you with professionalism providing trustworthy information.
At JT Tax Services we have the experience, the knowledge, and the drive to assist you. With our advice, you can file your taxes with the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you are limiting your liability while staying compliant with federal and state tax regulations.