Check City Tax Services

Get federal and state taxes done, and your refund in your wallet, all in one visit with Check City Tax Services
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Looking for an Advance on Your Refund?

At Check City, you can get your taxes filed and your refund as soon as today with a tax refund advance! A tax refund advance lets you get money from your tax refund sooner so you don’t have to wait for the money you need now.

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How Tax Preparation Services Work

Step 1: Bring the necessary documents to your neighborhood's Check City store.
Step 2: Check City's Tax Services will take copies of your documents and begin electronically filing your taxes.
Step 3: Qualifying customers can apply for the tax refund advance to get their refund in the same visit.

Tax Preparation Requirements

  • Government ID
  • Social Security Number (for you and all your dependents)
  • Tax Documents (W-2, 1099, 1098, 1040, etc)

If you are wishing to itemize, bring:

  • 1098 (home mortgage)
  • Medical Bills
  • Charitable Donations
  • Nonreimbursed Employee Expenses

If you are self-employed bring any receipts and expenses.

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How to get a Tax Refund Advance

Step 1: If you decide you want a tax refund advance, Check City will input your tax information to fill out a tax refund advance application.
Step 2: If approved, the amount of the loan and applicable interest will be deducted from tax refunds and reduce the amount that is paid directly to the taxpayer.

Tax Refund Advance Requirements

  • Government ID
  • Filed Taxes
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The Benefits of Tax Preparation Services at Check City

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Faster Electronic Tax Filing

Check City's tax service pricing includes quicker electronic filing so you can get your tax filing done and processed even faster.

Both Federal and State Taxes

Check City can file both your federal and state taxes. So you don't have to go anywhere else to get your taxes done this year. Instead, you can get all your tax work done in one stop.

No Appointment Necessary

There is no appointment necessary when you file taxes with Check City. That means you can get your taxes done whenever is most convenient to you. Just stop by any of our participating stores during our open hours.

Get a Free Estimate

Check City offers free estimates in case you have additional forms to include in your tax filing this year. Instead of wondering what the final cost of tax filing might be, we can let you know for free. Visit your neighborhood's Check City Store for your free estimate.

Take Advantage of the Check City Tax Refund Advance

Check City doesn't just help you file all your taxes on time each year. At Check City, you can also get your tax refund in advance! You can get your taxes filed and your refund in hand all in one visit.

Fees for other optional products or product features may apply. Tax returns may be filed electronically without applying for this loan.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to file taxes:

At Check City, filing your taxes has never been easier. We won't make you sit at your computer filling out screen after screen of documents. Let Check City take the tax hassle off your hands with our professional tax preparers. They've been filing taxes for over 30 years and know how to help you get the best refund you can get.

What do Check City tax preparation services include?

At Check City, you can get both your federal and state taxes filed. Customers can also itemize their taxes at Check City. All your taxes will be filed electronically for the fastest file processing.

What are the tax preparation fees?

Our tax service fees start as low as $29.95 for the 1040 form. Our price includes electronic filing of both federal and state taxes. 

Additional fees are charged for any other forms needed to complete the tax return. Go into a store near you for your free estimate.

Do I have to pay the preparation fees upfront?

No, we offer a tax preparation service that allows us to deduct our tax service fees directly from your federal tax return so that you do not have to pay anything upfront.

What do I need to bring in to have my taxes prepared?

You should bring:

  • W2's
  • State or Federal ID 
  • Social Security Cards for you and all your dependents
  • Any other important tax documents like 1099's

If you are wishing to itemize, bring your:

  • 1098 (home mortgage)
  • Medical bills
  • Charitable donations
  • Non-reimbursed employee expenses

If you are self-employed bring any receipts and expenses.

How many years can you file back taxes?

The IRS will generally allow you to file back taxes as far as 6 years back.

When is the last day to file taxes?

The last day to file taxes depends on what tax documents you need to file. Check out the tax schedule to learn more about when your tax filing and any tax payments are due.

How much do you have to make to file taxes?

If you make any amount of money you need to file taxes. 

How much you pay in taxes all depends on what tax bracket you fall under. Your tax bracket depends on how much money you make and how you file your taxes, whether you file as single, the head of household, married filing jointly, married filing separately, or as a qualifying widow.

How to file a tax extension:

You can file a tax extension for free and electronically on the IRS's website. Just visit Extension of Time To File Your Tax Return.

What is a tax return?

A tax return refers to the tax forms you file when you file your taxes each year. 

My tax refund was accepted. When will it be approved?

The IRS is generally able to accept and approve tax returns within 24 to 48 hours after receiving them.

How long does it take to get a tax refund?

If you decide to get a Refund Advance Loan with Check City, then you can usually expect your tax refund within 24 hours. 

Otherwise, tax refunds usually take anywhere between 7 to 10 days after the IRS accepts your return to get to the tax filer. However, in some cases, it can take up to 21 days to get your refund.