To be simple…
No one likes doing their taxes
So why do so many Americans put off doing their taxes until April?
Organization and Procrastination
“It’s that time of the year, AGAIN?”
Use this simple process, and you will be ready for Uncle Sam.
There’s still 2 months until you have to file your U.S. tax forms,
But that’s exactly why now is a good time to file.
“I still have some time.”
“I’m not sure if I’ll even get a refund.”
Most adults would rather watch paint dry, then file their taxes.
Here’s some tips on how to make…
Taxes less taxing (pun intended)
- Set up a folder (red, black, blue) or a box (empty cardboard box) Where your tax forms go (receipts, invoices, 1099s, W-2,…)
- Find a buddy – NOT saying you should share all of your tax information with everyone that you know, but you have friends that have to get their taxes prepared too. Find out what helps them sort their taxes and maybe send a referral or pick up some other tips
- Find a Pro – You know that box or folder that you continuously put receipts, statements and invoices in… you can bring that box to a professional and they will help you with your needs. If the IRS is calling or sending you mail, seek a professional.
- File Online – There are many places that you file online, Turbotax being the most popular of the online platforms. It’s easy to use and you quite literally just input your numbers from all your tax documents.
Even though this seems really simple, there are still a lot of people out there who don’t file their taxes and end up owing thousands of dollars.
Small as it may seem, but having a system where you put all your forms and documents in for tax purposes can really save you on time.
Time that can easily be gained back by having a box for your receipts.
I bet that you didn’t know that you have a friend that knows a friend of a friend that is in the tax business. Someone who could be in your same situation is getting help and you simply didn’t ask for help.
Seeking a professional is always the best type of advice you can receive. A professional is exactly that; someone who has spent an extraordinary amount of time to learn about this and made a living out of it. (100% true)
Hope that these tips are helpful….
They certainly were when I first started down this path.
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