Whether it be online or through paper returns, the IRS doesn't want you to pay that penalty fee for late returns.
Officials recommend preparing beforehand. And to stay current and knowledgeable by conducting your own research, because choosing the wrong professional to file your taxes could cost you. Michael Devine with the Internal Revenue Service says, "Returns that are filed in March and April, we don't start sending out error notices until July or August. So, if the return preparer you selected closed their shop on April 16th, you're kind of on your own."
According to the IRS sixty-six percent of the KOAM viewing area had returns completed as of last week.