Twelve tips for filing taxes

Hannah Ryan contributed to this blog post.

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The IRS webpage for filing the 1040, called 1040 Central, has numerous resources for figuring out the tricky business of the 1040 and additional tax form documents.
1040 Central suggests their free, e-file program for Business and Self-Employed taxpayers so you can electronically file your taxes quickly and accurately. You can also access lists of other authorized e-filing providers. These authorized providers are found when you enter your ZIP code for those near you.
The IRS created Free File to prepare and e-file your return.
There are other commercial tax software programs as well.
There is an IRS Web page, e-file for Business and Self-Employed Taxpayers, where you can access links for your specific situation, i.e. Partnerships, Providers, Partners, Small Business, Self-Employed…
A hot topics page for small business and self-employed is the IRS’s Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center. Here there are the necessary forms can be downloaded, video/audio presentations are posted, health coverage provisions are listed, etc.

Top Five Tax Software programs for general tax filing reviewed

1. TaxACT Deluxe
2. TaxCut Premium
3. TurboTax
4. CCH CompleteTax
5. Free Tax Software

Best Tax Software Programs for Freelancers

1. TurboTax
2. TaxBrain
3. H&R Block TaxCut

Freelance Folder, is an online “community for freelancers, entrepreneurs, work-at-home business owners, and web-workers. We strive to bring you the articles, information, and community you need to succeed.” They offer five tips for filing your taxes easily. ◊

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