At this point, the deadline to submit your taxes is less than a week away, meaning you’ve hopefully already done so or are deep in the process of completing them.
However, no matter how many times you’ve gone through the process, it can be mystifying each year thanks to tiny changes and last minute switch-ups. To help you out, here’s a list of tax preparation tips:
- Gather your personal information ahead of time, such as your social security number, copies of last year’s tax info, and bank account numbers.
- Locate all the paperwork on your income info – meaning your W-2 forms, etc. – which can take some extra time, especially if you need to contact anyone about them early.
- Set aside a clear, relaxing work space to get all of the work done, and carve out as much as time as possible for this chore. Having an entire free day to take care of your taxes will seriously reduce the stress involved.
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions and consult a trusted professional.
Do you have any other tax preparation tips? Let us know your ideas in the comments, and good luck this year!