One in three people file their taxes in April according to H&R Block. In 2016, the tax deadline was extended three extra days because of a holiday in Washington, D.C.
This tax season, H&R Block in Elm Grove said they have been very busy. Some things they are seeing include new creative tax credits and some difficulty with the Affordable Care Act.
Jay DeBolt, H&R Block Master Tax Advisor, said if you choose to have your taxes professionally, have all of your paperwork ready.
“And also I recommend seeing a tax professional,” he said. “It saves you credits. There are so many credits that go unclaimed and unless you apply for them you’re not going to get them, and they’re not going to call you up and say ‘hey you deserve more money.'”
DeBolt said to avoid a late filing penalty make sure you file, or complete a tax extension by the 18th.
H&R block sees customers by appointments and walk-ins.