Tax Guide 101
Taxes Made Simple
If you didn't know, the IRS publishes over 800 forms and schedules –most of them are uncommon. However, the 15 below are the most relevant to the...
The tax season is nearing the end and if you rush through the filing process, you may make some costly mistakes that can cost you your refund, delay processing and even lead to a letter from the least favorite uncle, Uncle Sam.
1. Filing Errors
2. Incorrect Personal Information
3. Missing Documents & Receipts
4. Incorrect Filing Status & Dependency
5. Deductions & Credit Inaccuracies
Even though you are doing your taxes each year, you probably are not aware of some very interesting facts about your tax form 1040.
The average tax preparation cost is $230.
It takes 12 hours on average to complete tax returns.
There are 800 IRS tax forms & schedules.
And other surprising things about 1040.
Sometimes your e-filings do get rejected. However, even if that is the case, the rejection code will provide you with information about what is wrong and how to fix it. But, of course, to e-file again, you have to correct your mistake in the filing first.
Don’t make costly mistakes that can cost you your refund, delay processing and even lead to a letter from the IRS.
This is a summary of the more in-depth discussion in the Boost Your Tax IQ book. This is a bite-size checklist of the main points covered to help you feel confident about filing for the tax year 2021.
Who says your taxes can’t be simplified?
The best way to file your income tax returns is by e-filing. 90% of taxpayers file electronically. E-filing is quick, safe, reliable, and a preferred method of the IRS.
You can file yourself or with a tax pro.
You can file for free or pay for tax software or tax preparation service.
Which one is best for you?
Hi, my name is Aki Stepinska, a tax regulation simplifier. I love simplifying and clarifying complex tax information into accessible content. I have a BA in Economics and I am an IRS Enrolled Agent. I have worked at large tax preparation companies as Master Tax Advisor and Tax Expert.
Additionally, as an AARP Tax-Aid volunteer, I prepare tax returns for seniors. As a Ladder Up Tax Preparer & Quality Reviewer volunteer, I prepare tax returns for people in disadvantaged communities. Both programs offer free tax assistance under the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
I like writing and helping taxpayers understand the overcomplicated IRS code. That is why I created this website to share tax information and create useful financial infographics.
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