If you’ve put off finishing up your tax returns until the last minute (yes, today is April 15, you individual U.S. filers!) and still need some help, don’t fret. Take a deep breath and know that there are a ton of great resources out there that can help you navigate the tax filing world and get your stuff in on time. To get you started, we gathered a few last minute tax help resources… Happy filing! 

  1. The Internal Revenue Service – For those of you in the US, irs.gov actually has a multitude of resources covering lots of information on everything from forms and publications to help finding free tax assistance. There’s even a section just for small businesses.

  2. The Canada Revenue Agency – The Canada Revenue Agency also has a site with handy information and tips. They have a section on e-services for businesses and break down information by specific business type, so you can easily find information according to what industry you are in. (Please note though that the CRA is currently dealing with the Heartbleed vulnerability. See the message they have posted on their homepage.)

  3. IRS Small Business Taxes: Virtual Workshop – This is a literal class on how to do your taxes. You can start any time because it’s video based and you can just watch sections where you need help.

  4. The U.S. Small Business Administration – This site has a plenty of easy-to-read resources specifically geared toward small business owners.

  5. Canada Business Network – Here you’ll find a number of tutorials, tools and resources for all your Canadian small business tax needs. You’ll even find help in navigating that oh-so-fun GST!

  6. Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center – Another helpful tool from the IRS, soup to nuts, for small businesses from figuring out what qualifies you as a small business to events and e-news.

  7. Kashoo Support – A clean tax filing relies on clean accounting. Our support center has a ton of help articles both for the Kashoo software and accounting/bookkeeping in general.

No go forth and file—especially if today’s your deadline! And always remember: the best source of help for tax-related questions is an accountant or tax prep professional. If you need help finding one, drop us a line!