5 Common Tax Mistakes To Avoid

  1. Young couple sit in modern kitchen express dismay and worry over proper way to fill out paperworkFaulty Math – A small miscalculation can throw off all your numbers and get you into trouble with the IRS.
  2. Name Changes and Misspellings – If you’ve recently changed your legal name, let the Social Security Administration know.
  3. Omitting Extra Income – If you’ve taken any side jobs during the year, fill out a 1099-MISC and file it along with your taxes.
  4. Recent Tax Law Changes – When preparing your taxes, be sure to file according to the most recent laws.
  5. Signing Your Forms – If filing the old-fashioned way, put your signature wherever required. If filing online, you can use a PIN instead.

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