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Orange arrow What if I file my federal return late?

  If you have attempted to file your federal return prior to the filing due date (April 18. 2022 for 2021 returns) and it was sent back for correction, you have until 5 days to have it corrected and still be considered on time. If you are due a refund, there is not a deadline or penalty imposed. The...
Orange arrow Can I file a return for another year electronically?

  Prior year returns must be paper filed. The IRS only accepts current year returns through October 15 of each filing year for e-file. We now offer prior year return preparation for your convenience. From our homepage, click on "start now" to create an OLT ONE account (or sign in if you have an O...
Orange arrow How do I know the IRS receives my return?

  The IRS will notify our company that your return was received. Usually the IRS notifies us within 48 hours of transmission. We will send you an email with the status of your return and/or you can log back in to your account to check the status. With the new IRS MeF system, you can get this acknowl...
Orange arrow What is an IPPIN and where do I enter this?

  An Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN) is a six-digit number that prevents someone else from filing a tax return using your Social Security number. The IP PIN is known only to you and the IRS and helps to verify your identity when you file your electronic or paper tax return. If you received the IPPI...
Orange arrow What are the advantages of e-file?

  IRS e-file is more accurate (less than 1% error rate) than paper. There is also the added benefit of being able to instantly (in most cases) correct any error. The opportunity to file now and delay payment until April 18 for 2021 returns. Your federal and state returns may be filed together if you ...
Orange arrow What are the filing dates for returns and extensions? Is there a penalty for late filing?

  Your tax return is due no later than April 18, 2022 for 2021 returns. Once submitted, if the IRS rejects the return, you have 5 days to correct and resend any errors (rejections) on the return without being considered late. You may receive a 6 month extension, if, by April 18, you file Form 4868 R...
Orange arrow Self-Select PIN Program

  Self-Select PIN Requirements The Self-Select PIN will be the only IRS e-file signature method available to taxpayers filing online. To get your tax return accepted through e-file, the taxpayer must pass the IRS authentication process as follows: One of the following information must match th...
Orange arrow What is the Self-Select PIN Program?

  The Self-Select PIN Program is a way of filing a totally paperless electronic return. This program allows taxpayers to electronically sign their e-filed return by selecting a five digit PIN number. The PIN can be any five numbers (except all zero's). If the return is a married filing joint status, ...
Orange arrow When does e-file begin?When can I file my return?

  Our software will allow you to pay and submit your tax return in early January. However, the return cannot be transmitted to the IRS until the IRS opens to begin accepting the transmissions for e-file. The expected opening of e-file is mid to late January, however the IRS can change this date. We...
Orange arrow Why is my return not supported for e-file?

  Our company supports nearly all forms allowed for e-file. Although we expand our site each year to support more forms and more items within those forms, we have limited some functions in an effort to keep our costs low. We will continue to add more each year to provide you with further services. In...
Orange arrow Does filing electronically increase my chances of getting audited?

  The chance of an audit of an e-filed return is no greater than a paper return. E-filing provides the same information to the IRS that would be sent when you paper file. It is just sent through a computer in a different format. This allows faster processing by the IRS and in return, allows you to re...
Orange arrow Is On-Line Taxes, Inc. an authorized e-file provider?

  On-Line Taxes, Inc. is an authorized IRS e-file provider and an ERO. An Authorized IRS e-file Provider is a tax professional or firm who is accepted into the IRS electronic filing program. One type of Authorized IRS e-file Provider is an electronic return originator (ERO). An ERO is a person or fi...
Orange arrow Are there any forms that the IRS is not accepting yet by the IRS for e-file?

  The IRS accepts most forms via e-file; however, some forms must still be paper filed. Our system will alert you if the form you have selected will force you to paper file your return. If you have further questions, please contact customer service....

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