Avoid IRS filing pitfalls

COMMENTARY /// Personal finance


Taxpayers who filed for a time extension have until Oct. 15 to submit their tax returns.

To make sure they meet their tax obligations, taxpayers should file accurate returns. If a taxpayer makes an error on their return, it will likely take longer to process and could delay a refund.

Taxpayers can avoid many common errors by filing electronically. All taxpayers can e-file using Free File at irs.gov.

Here are common errors when preparing tax returns and tips for providing correct informa...

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