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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

2013 Tax Return Deadline: April 15, 2014!

Don't forget, this year tax returns without an extension on file, are due April 15, 2014. If you file online, you have until 11:59pm on that day to file. Otherwise your return must be postmarked by April 15, 2014.

If you are sending your return by mail, I ALWAYS recommend mailing it certified return receipt (that green form at the post office). It costs a few bucks but is worth it's weight in gold if you have a problem with your return making it (or not) to IRS in time.

Some helpful tips before you meet with your tax preparer or file your return yourself:

1. Check your info! Make sure names, social security numbers, income amounts are correct and match the paperwork you have (like your social security card, your W2's, bank statements, etc).

2. Create a checklist of items you need every year for your taxes --- specific bank statements or forms, investment or other income related documents, you're W2, important tax ID numbers, receipts and anything else that was helpful. If you do it this year, the following year will make compiling what you need to complete your return a breeze!

3. Don't stress! Tax season can be stressful for everyone, myself included! By creating a list of the things you'll need every year you're already well on your way to a stress-less tax season. Helpful online softwares like Turbo tax can be great for when your return is simple and straightforward. Finding a great CPA or EA (enrolled agent) to give you advice and complete your return accurately will greatly reduce your stress levels. You won't ever wonder if you missed any important deductions or if you've done something wrong.

April 1 has arrived, and this is no joke...taxes are due in 15 days. Don't delay!

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