With tax season just around the corner, it’s important to start thinking about things you can do to help make your tax filing go smoothly. If you take the time to prepare, filing your returns will be nice and easy.
Collect Tax Documents
The best thing that you can do to make your tax return filing go smoothly is to collect all of the documentation you need before you actually sit down to file. First, you should collect any documentation given to you by your employers. Also, if you paid interest on your mortgage or student loans, or paid tuition, you will need to collect this documentation too so that you use it to complete your tax returns.
Make Estimated Payments
Another thing that you can do to prepare for filing your tax returns is to continue to make estimated tax payments. If, for example, you are a contractor and you believe that you may owe the government more than you’ve contributed throughout the past year, you can still make estimated payments before you file. While you may end up paying some interest or penalties for not paying enough in estimated taxes throughout the year, this is a great way to help reduce the total of what you’ll owe when you file.
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