Tax season tips and common mistakes
UNDATED (WHDH) -- Tax season is upon us - and you may be able to score some free help.
Qualified taxpayers can get their returns done at no cost.
People who make 51-thousand dollars or less can usually get help from the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.
Those who are 60 or older can get it from the "tax counseling for the elderly program".
Log on to IRS.gov and search for VITA for more information.
If you are filling your tax returns yourself, make sure you avoid these common tax-filling mistakes:
- Math miscalculations
- Forgetting to add additional income from side jobs or savings accounts
- Filing status errors - Make sure you choose one of the fixed options that best fits your personal and tax situation.
- Completing charitable contributions. This is something you don't want to miss - donations could be valuable cash deductions.
You can have your refund directly deposited into your account but make sure your account numbers are correctly and don't forget to sign and date your return.