Have you filed your taxes yet?

Published 12:01 am Saturday, April 11, 2015

Don’t forget to file your taxes.

The deadline is Wed., April 15, and Greg White with White and McClung, CPAs, said if you haven’t filed yet or can’t complete the filing on time, then file an extension.

White said the extension deadline is Oct. 15.

Here are some tips from www.irs.gov to make tax filing lex taxing:

• Don’t delay. Avoid doing your taxes at the very last minute. If you rush to meet the filing deadline, you may overlook possible tax savings. You are also more likely to make an error.

• Visit IRS.gov. Go online for tax news and information. Make “1040 Central” your go-to source for filing tips, tax tools and news.

• Use Free File. If you made $57,000 or less, prepare your return using free, brand-name tax software. If you made more than $57,000 and you’re comfortable doing your own tax return, use Free File Fillable Forms, the electronic version of IRS paper forms. Go to IRS.gov/freefile to access IRS Free File.

• Try IRS e-file. Whether you do your own taxes or have them done for you, you should try IRS e-file. E-file is the safest, most accurate, easiest and most popular way to file a tax return. If you owe taxes, you can file now and delay your payment until the April 15 filing deadline.

• File on time. If you owe taxes when you file your return but you can’t pay what you owe by April 15, you should still file on time and pay as much as you can.