Filing Your Tax Returns

Baton Rouge Tax Return Lawyers & Accountants

Do You Need Help with a Tax Return?

Even if you’ve been filing tax returns with the IRS for years or even decades, it’s not always going to be a straightforward process. Changes in the law and within your own life can have significant consequences on how you report your income and which deductions and credits for which you qualify. If you need assistance for anything when it comes to filing your taxes, Alpha Tax Relief Specialists L.L.C. can help.

Our tax return attorneys and accountants have more than 80 years of combined experience in assisting clients with matters related to filing their taxes. Whether it involves helping you prepare your return, apply for an extension to file, or abate penalties associated with missing the deadline to file, our tax attorneys have what it takes to address your concerns and offer solutions.


Take advantage of a free initial consultation with one of our tax specialists to learn more about our services at Alpha Tax Relief Specialists. Get in touch with us by calling (225) 434-5533 or contacting us online.


Common Tax Return Mistakes

Even simple tax returns can be subject to a number of errors. These simple mistakes that can lead to significant tax penalties and interest. In most cases, the errors that appear on tax returns are the result of neglecting to include important information.

The most common mistakes seen on tax returns include:

  • Using the wrong names or social security numbers
  • Choosing the wrong filing status
  • Rounding and other math errors
  • Using the wrong bank account numbers
  • Not signing all forms
  • Failing to claim health care coverage exemptions
  • Choosing the wrong tax deductions or credits
  • Forgetting to report all income

A mistake on a tax return could mean you miss out on deductions for which you qualify. Your tax refund could be delayed if the IRS need to contact you regarding these errors. In serious cases, a mistake on a tax return caught in a later audit could lead to high penalties and other tax problems.

Tax Situations at High Risk for Filing Errors

Sometimes, your situation can change drastically between filing returns, potentially leading to more errors.

There are many reasons why you may find filling out your tax return this year to be more complicated or susceptible errors, such as:

  • You were married and have never filed jointly before
  • You purchased a home and aren’t sure how homeowner tax credits work
  • A child was born or adopted, and you don’t know how to claim a child tax credit
  • You started or closed a business last year
  • You received an inheritance
  • You began your retirement
  • There was a death in your immediate household

Any of these factors and more can make filing your taxes more complicated than you’ve ever had to deal with before. For guidance on how to minimize your risk of an audit or penalties, turn to Alpha Tax Relief Specialists for help.

What Happens If I Miss the Deadline to File My Tax Return?

The IRS has extended the filing of the 2020 income tax returns to May 17, 2021. However, if you live or do business in LA, TX or OK, then you have an extended time to file to June 15, 2021.

If you miss the May 17 deadline (extended June 15 deadline for residents of LA, TX & OK only) to file your tax return and pay any taxes you owe to the federal government, the IRS will assess and impose penalties against you. In some cases, penalties and interest can accrue to be worth as much as 40 percent of your tax liability – nearly doubling what you owe.

While it’s possible to remove or reduce penalties in some cases, it’s not always easy and certainly never guaranteed. This is why you should seek the assistance of an attorney for filing tax returns near Baton Rouge to help you ensure your tax return is prepared accurately and in time to file.

Reach out to Our Tax Professionals for Help

Our attorneys and accountants want to help people feel more confident about filing their tax returns. That is why we offer our experienced legal advice to help you resolve your most complex tax issues.

You may have experienced a change in your life that makes filing more complicated this year than in years prior. Rest assured that our tax experts have what it takes to provide the guidance and services you need to file with confidence.

Reach out to Alpha Tax Relief Specialists L.L.C. for a free consultation by contacting us online.

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