Hey, procrastinators, this one’s for you! The federal tax deadline and the large majority of state tax deadlines are May 17, for real this time. And unless you are filing an IRS tax extension or your income level does meet the threshold for filing taxes, you’ll need to submit your tax return by that date. You will also have to submit any estimated payment due for last year, even if you file an extension. And, if you are eligible for stimulus payments from the 2nd COVID relief bill and the American Rescue Plan, as well as the expanded Child Tax Credit, you may want to file a tax return ASAP, even if your income is below the minimum threshold.
A few of the affiliate partner discounts I previously highlighted in my best and cheapest tax software have since expired, but if you have not yet begun filing your taxes this year, there are a few that remain. Here are the remaining discounts for paid (premium) versions of popular tax software:
- H&R Block: 20% off at link for paid versions, with a free version for simple returns
- TaxAct: 20% off at link for paid versions, with a free version for simple returns
- TaxSlayer: 35%+ off at link for paid versions, with a free version for simple returns
A few do not have discounts on paid versions, but still offer free versions for simple returns:
And then there are the others, some with discounts:
And don’t forget my DIY how to do your taxes guide to help along the way.