Tax season is coming to a close

Posted at 10:39 PM, Apr 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-11 16:01:27-04

One tax office is extending their days hours of operation to adapt to the influx of people coming through their front door. 

The IRS said that there are still a significant amount of people that have not filed their taxes, but News Channel 25 spoke to one tax professional that said it's not too late.

Once the clock strikes midnight you will have one less day to file your taxes. 

"Which is still plenty of time and most people think this is the time to rush in and get it all done, but really its the time to get organized to get the best possible results from filing," General Manager of Jackson Hewitt, Jimmy Haliburton said.

Haliburton said along with having your tax paperwork ready it is a good idea to file electronically and make sure you pay attention to any deductions you are eligible for.

"Particularly if your deductions have changed like more kids, retirement or anything like that has occurred take that to a professional and have them look at it," Haliburton added. 

The best way to do that is to set an appointment with a tax professional.

"Schedule an appointment, come in, or just walk in and if you want to just walk in and see an empty desk I can assure there is someone sitting there that is anxious to help you," Haliburton said.    

It's also a good idea to get a jump start on preparations for the next tax season with this tip:

"Record keeping is the biggest thing that you can do for the upcoming tax season," Haliburton added. 

Jackson Hewitt Tax Office added that if you will not be able to get all of your information together by April 18 you can file for an extension which will give you through Oct. 

The Jackson Hewitt Tax Office will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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