Tax time can be stressful. There are lots of things to remember, and you have to be sure you get it all done by the deadline. It is so important to get organized and prepared before you even get started on your taxes. Today I’m sharing a fun tax necessities checklist, plus some tax tips for you to make it through this tax season!
First, you want to get all your documents organized. There are a lot of things needed to file your taxes, especially when you get into things like home ownership, childcare, and healthcare expenses. By getting everything together up front you avoid scrambling to find documents when you are trying to file. This will save you time in the long run, and avoid added stress.
You can use this handy checklist printable to make sure you have what you need! For a list of things you might need to add to YOUR list, TaxSlayer has some tips here.
While it is 2017, we are prepping for the 2016 tax year, so whichever printable you want to use, you can download here-
Once you have your list, and all of documents together and organized, you can get ready to sit down and file your taxes. I have always done my own taxes, online. Even as a small business owner, I found the process simple and easy to do. No trips to the tax office, I can take my time and file everything myself at home.
I will be getting ready to file my taxes with TaxSlayer this year. TaxSlayer has over 50 years of tax preparation experience, and they offer free live phone and e-mail support to all customers. There is a cost with any method of filing taxes, but with TaxSlayer, you choose your level of service, and everything else is included. Their simple, common sense online tax prep is affordable and easy to use.
The TaxSlayer blog is full of resources, such as child related deductions, income forms, homeowner information, commonly missed deductions, and more!
Once you get everything organized, file now at TaxSlayer.com!
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