ELECTRONIC FILING- Federal, Maryland and all other states
Electronic filing is offered for just about every type of tax return except corporate state income tax returns and the Maryland Form 1 (which the state does not handle electronically yet.) Zero fees.
We will be filing a joint tax return. Can we file our return electronically?
Yes. Filing your return electronically is faster, safer, and more accurate than mailing your tax return because it is transmitted over the internet directly to an IRS computer.
Can I file an amended Form 1040X electronically?
At this time, the Form 1040X is not accepted electronically.
I don't owe taxes. Can I file electronically after April 15th?
Yes, you can electronically file your return after April 15th. Electronically filed tax returns are accepted until October 15th. However, for your return to be considered timely after April 15, you must file Form 4868 (PDF), an Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File, on or before April 15th. If April 15th falls on a weekend or federal holiday, you have until midnight the following business day to submit your extension request or your tax return. With a timely filed extension request, you have until October 15th to timely file your return. If an extension of time to file has not been timely submitted you may be subject to a failure to file penalty if you file your return after April 15th.
If I file electronically, what do I do with my W-2 forms?
When filing electronically you must provide Form W-2 (PDF) to the authorized IRS e-file provider before the provider sends the electronic return to the IRS. In addition, you should keep them in a safe place with a copy of your tax return.
For more information about electronic filing, go the IRS website (click here.)