Preparing Your Taxes: Planning for Next Year

Unfortunately, if you're just now thinking about your taxes and starting to look at your records, there's not much else you can do to make that information easier to organize at this point other than plow through it. However, as you're filling out your tax preparation checklist, it's a great time to think about next…

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Preparing Your Taxes: Make a List

Whether you plan to file your taxes yourself, use a tax preparation service or hire an accountant, the best place to start is by making a list and gathering all of your information beforehand. This is exactly how I do it, and Lori shared her experience doing it this way in a recent comment as…

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Preparing Your Taxes: Thinking Through Your Needs

Regardless of where you are in your tax preparation – unless, of course, you're done – it's best to start by asking yourself some questions so that you can get organized before you start! Tax Preparation Professional or Not? To be honest, whether you're using a tax professional or not, I would still encourage you…

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