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Tennessee Consumer Affairs Offers Tax Filing Tips Ahead of April 17th Deadline
Posted By Clarksville Online News Staff On Tuesday, March 27, 2018 @ 9:30 pm In News | No Comments
Nashville, TN – With Tax Day arriving Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is offering Tennesseans the following tips to help navigate the income tax filing process and make the most of their income tax refund.
1. Get your refund fast through direct deposit.
Did you know that your income tax refund can be electronically deposited into your financial account for free? The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can automatically deposit your refund into up to three separate accounts, if you set up direct deposit  when you file your return. Direct deposit gives you access to your refund faster than a paper check.
2. File your tax return for free.
If your income is $54,000 or less, if you are 60 years old or older, or if you have a disability or speak limited English, you can generally get free tax return preparation assistance at a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)  location near you. In addition to VITA, the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE)  program offers free tax help for all taxpayers, particularly those 60 and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors.
If you decide to do it yourself:
3. Beware of potential tax fraud.
Tax fraud has become increasingly common, but there are several steps you can take to protect yourself:
Consumers can find more detailed information about tax refund scams, by visiting the IRS website .
For more consumer tips and resources, visit www.tn.gov/consumer .
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URLs in this post:
 set up direct deposit: https://www.irs.gov/refunds/get-your-refund-faster-tell-irs-to-direct-deposit-your-refund-to-one-two-or-three-accounts
 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA): http://irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep/
 Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE): https://www.irs.gov/individuals/free-tax-return-preparation-for-you-by-volunteers
 Free File Alliance: http://freefilealliance.org/
 download free tax filing forms: https://www.irs.gov/uac/Free-File:-Do-Your-Federal-Taxes-for-Free
 RS’s guidelines: https://www.irs.gov/help/ita/do-i-need-to-file-a-tax-return
 new twist on a scam involving erroneous tax refund deposits: https://www.tn.gov/commerce/news/2018/2/22/tdci-warns-consumers-about-new-twist-on-tax-refund-scam.html
 www.verify.tn.gov: http://www.verify.tn.gov/
 www.tn.gov/regboards: http://www.tn.gov/regboards
 www.AnnualCreditReport.com: http://www.annualcreditreport.com/
 report it to the IRS.: https://www.irs.gov/individuals/how-do-you-report-suspected-tax-fraud-activity
 IRS website: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-scams-consumer-alerts
 www.tn.gov/consumer: http://www.tn.gov/consumer
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