E-File (Electronic Filing) Everyone is Eligible to use Free E-file
Electronic Filing (E-File) It’s fast, secure and accurate, and helps you get your refund quickly
- Free File Fillable Forms will be available January 23, 2017.
- At Start Star Tax. We can prepare and send your federal retun tax to the IRS electronically. E-file it's the fastest way.
- Choosing to e-file ensures that your tax returns are filed the fastest way possible, and arrive in a format easy to process.
- Fast tax return delivery + ready-to-process returns = !QUICK REFUNDS!
- Remember: By law, the IRS must hold refunds claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit and/or the Additional Child Tax Credit until February 15.
- You need to bring a copy of the last year's tax return, your W-2, W-2G, and 1099s, etc.
- Get your tax refund quickly, safely and you can track your tax refund status.
- Our tax advice is always up to date. Find out how we can save you money.
Six Reasons to Choose Direct Deposit for Your Tax Refund
When you file your taxes, you have options on how to receive your refund. The best way to get it is by direct deposit. Eight out of 10 taxpayers get their refunds by direct deposit. Here are six good reasons why you should do the same in 2016:
IRS Direct Deposit:
1. Is Fast. The fastest way to get your refund is to electronically file your federal tax return and use direct deposit. Use IRS Free File to prepare and e-file your federal return for free. You can still use direct deposit even if you file a paper tax return.
2. Is Secure. Since your refund goes directly into your account, there’s no risk of having your refund check stolen or lost in the mail. This is the same electronic transfer system used to deposit nearly 98 percent of all Social Security and Veterans Affairs benefits into millions of accounts.
3. Is Convenient. With direct deposit, your refund goes directly into your bank account. There’s no need to wait for your check to come in the mail.
4. Is Easy. Choosing direct deposit is easy. When you e-file, just follow the instructions in the tax software. If you file a paper return, the tax form instructions will guide you. Make sure that you enter the correct bank account and routing number.
5. Has Options. You can split your refund into several financial accounts. These include checking, savings, health, education and certain retirement accounts. Beginning this year, there is a new retirement account offered by the U.S. Treasury Department. It’s called a MyRA account and you can designate all or a portion of your refund to a new MyRA account if you mark the “savings” box in the refund section of your return. Use IRS Form 8888, Allocation of Refund (including Savings Bond Purchases), to deposit your refund in up to three accounts. Don’t use Form 8888 to designate part of your refund to pay your tax preparer.
6. Saves Money. Direct deposit also saves you money. It costs the nation’s taxpayers more than $1 for every paper refund check issued but only a dime for each direct deposit made.
You should deposit your refund into accounts in your own name, your spouse’s name or both. Avoid making a deposit into accounts owned by others. Some banks require both spouses’ names on the account to deposit a tax refund from a joint return. Check with your bank for their direct deposit requirements.
There is a limit of three electronic direct deposit refunds made into a single financial account or pre-paid debit card. Taxpayers who exceed the limit will receive an IRS notice and a check refund in the mail