Answer this question: Could you prove that you filed last year’s tax return? Is your proof credible enough that it will stand the scrutiny of the IRS?
You want to be able to answer with an assertive “Yes!” to this question. If the IRS loses or does not receive your tax return, and you can’t prove that you filed, guess what? You’re up the creek without a paddle.
The date your return is filed is also very important. The date of filing
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