More important filing season information

IRS Free File expanded to state return filing
Millions of eligible taxpayers in more than 20 states can use the IRS’s Free File Guided Tax Preparation service to file both federal and state returns. Any taxpayer or family earning $73,000 or less in 2022 can use this free service.

Beware of new filing season scams involving Form W-2 wages
New scams urge people to use wage information on a tax return to claim false credits in hopes of getting a big refund. Scam artists suggest people make up large income and withholding figures as well as the employer it is coming from.

Tax deadline further extended for storm victims

The IRS is offering additional relief to storm victims in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designated disaster areas. Disaster-area taxpayers in most of California and parts of Georgia and Alabama now have until Oct. 16, 2023 to file returns and pay taxes. Previously, the deadline was postponed to May 15, 2023.