Weekly Shout Outs: Tax Preparation Edition

Tax PreparationTaxes are due in just one month – have you started your tax preparation yet? If not, and you’re wondering what you can do to make this process easier this year, then check out some of the blog posts below. We’ve compiled some of the most useful blog posts to come out this tax season to help you get the most out of this dreaded time of year!

The Who’s Who of Tax Forms (One Smart Dollar)
If you’re new to taxes, then the process can be quite confusing! Luckily, we’ve found a great list of all the forms you may need before you get started.

6 Strategies to Reduce Your Taxable Income (Moolanomy)
It’s not too late to save on taxes this year. Check out this list of strategies to see what you can do to reduce your taxable income.

Why You Should Be Careful Using Online Tax Advice (Money Smart Life)
Are you filing your taxes online? If so, be careful with any advice you see and make sure it applies to your specific situation. Here are some tips to help.

Watch Out for These Four Tax Scams (Moolanomy)
Tax scams are on the rise so you’ll need to prepare to protect yourself. Here are four common scams plus what you can do to prevent them this year.

Tax Fraud – Signs You May Be a Victim of a Fraudulent Tax Return (Cash Money Life)
Tax returns are vulnerable to scams too. This blog post explains how to prevent a scam on your return and what to do about it if it happens to you.

8 Common Tax Questions for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs (Careful Cents)
Tax time takes on a whole new meaning if you’re self-employed. Find answers to some of your toughest questions here!

Coming Up with a Plan for Our Tax Refund (Couple Money)
What will you do with your refund? Read this blog post to hear one couple’s take on debating between practical vs. fun applications of the refund.

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