Financial Fitness: IRS info for taxes

Posted at 7:20 AM, Feb 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-08 09:20:47-05

Is it safe to say that tax season is the least anticipated of all the seasons that dot the calendar?

“You've got to do them. They're required, right, April 15.”  

They are indeed, Jim Lavery of Desert Schools Federal Credit Union!

There is one slight correction this year, though, which is that tax day is on April 18.

What are you going to do with three whole extra days to file?

One place that has a lot of information is the IRS, if you can believe that.

‘But Dan,’ you’re thinking. ‘Isn’t taking tax advice from the IRS like taking diet tips from your favorite fast food restaurant? Don’t they want to take your money?'

The answer is yes, but they want you to do it correctly. And that means doing it right and finding every deduction you’re entitled to. 

“Start as early as possible. Gather all the information you need. Make sure you're doing the things you need to do to get the filing done correctly," Lavery says.

Great advice, Jim!

Check out the IRS website and YouTube page for information and pointers on dozens of topics.