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 +**News January 2019**:
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 +Before you go looking for tax help, here's an update about the effect of the government shutdown:   Wondering what the government shutdown could mean to filing your tax return — and receiving refunds?  Looks like there should be no need to worry … some IRS employees are furloughed but the agency just announced that a significant portion of them will be returning to work soon. You can actually start filing your taxes now if you wish. IRS servers will be operating later this month (January 2019) and  you can file your return online to get the fastest refund. There also should be IRS employees available to respond to calls with questions about tax returns. The official due date for tax returns this year is April 15 —o except for people who live in Maine or Massachusetts. They have until April 27 because of holidays recognized in those states.
Free tax help services are a big benefit to many tax filers. And programs like TurboTax have also become standard for many users. That’s all well and good but it’s also good to keep in mind that very little in life is really “free”.  In this case, the tax preparer providing users with support are also getting a look at all of your tax data. And in whatever you sign to sign up for their service, there is fine print that indicates for how many years they can use specific years’ returns. For instance Credit Karma, a personal financial portal, lets users know that they will be able to use their financial data until 2025. Data is used to identify candidates for things like loans and credit cards and the firm earns referral fees from other providers. Nothing wrong with that, just important to be aware of what data you are allowing others to see and use. Free tax help services are a big benefit to many tax filers. And programs like TurboTax have also become standard for many users. That’s all well and good but it’s also good to keep in mind that very little in life is really “free”.  In this case, the tax preparer providing users with support are also getting a look at all of your tax data. And in whatever you sign to sign up for their service, there is fine print that indicates for how many years they can use specific years’ returns. For instance Credit Karma, a personal financial portal, lets users know that they will be able to use their financial data until 2025. Data is used to identify candidates for things like loans and credit cards and the firm earns referral fees from other providers. Nothing wrong with that, just important to be aware of what data you are allowing others to see and use.
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