Tax day is nearly here, and some of us still have a lot of work to do before the April 17 deadline. Thankfully, PCMag has covered just about everything you’ll need from tip to tail. From software deals to refund tips to proper document disposal, we’ve packed all of our up-to-date tax info into the articles below. Read on for info on how to make this tax season a snap.
If you’ve put off choosing your tax software until now, worry not. There are still a number of deals available for the most dilatory among us, and they even include our top-rated apps.
Best Tax Software
With so many tax suites on the market, it can be tough to tell which one is a good fit for your tax needs. To simplify the process, PCMag has a comparison roundup of eight software offerings with in-depth reviews of each one.
Best Mobile Tax Apps
Of course, countless taxpayers have moved past traditional PCs, and now rely on smartphones and tablets. The tax-prep industry has recognized this trend, and now the big names all offer mobile versions. Take a look at this selection of mobile tax apps, and find just the right one to help you wrap up tax season quickly.
How to Get a Bigger Refund
Unless you’re a financial specialist, you’re probably not well-versed in the world of tax minutia. So if you need some guidance for finding ways to save, here’s how to help maximize your refund.
Tips for Last-Minute E-Filers
Plenty of Americans hold off until the very last moment to file their taxes, but there are some major pitfalls for those who wait. If you want to avoid fees and common mistakes, read up on these tips for filing close to the deadline. After all, nobody wants to get on the bad side of the IRS.
How to File Your Taxes in the Gig Economy
More and more of us are taking on multiple roles as contractors these days, and with that comes some specific tax implications. Freelancers deal with different forms and schedules, so it’s important to know exactly how to file while working in the gig economy.
The Best Shredders
Once you’ve finished entering all of your relevant data into your tax applications, you’re probably going to be left with a stack of papers filled with your personal information. Instead of just tossing them whole into the recycling, it’s wise to give them all a proper shredding. And if you don’t already have one handy, check out PCMag’s best shredder roundup to find a model that will help keep your identity safe.