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End of Year Tax Prep: Get Organized and Get Started

Amanda Bevilacqua

Tax season doesn’t have to be daunting. While the prospect of sorting through a year's worth of paperwork can feel overwhelming, with some preparation and organization, you can get ahead of taxes before the new year even begins.

Starting early on tax preparation is a game-changer. It's like arriving at the airport hours before your flight: it eliminates rush, reduces stress, and allows time to deal with unexpected hiccups. By getting started early, you're not just avoiding the last-minute scramble, you're also giving yourself the chance to thoroughly review your financial records. This can potentially lead to spotting deductions or credits you might have missed otherwise.

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Tips for getting organized:

  • Start early and begin sorting through your paperwork as soon as possible.
  • Categorize your expenses. Categories could include home office expenses, business mileage, or professional development costs. If you're already using MileIQ to track your mileage, you're ahead of the game.
  • Keep a record of donations. This includes both cash and non-cash donations.
  • Review your payroll. Make sure that all taxes are correctly withheld.
  • Stay on top of retirement contributions such as 401(k)s, IRAs, and others.
  • Organize your receipts by using a folder, file, or receipts tracker app.

The more organized you are, the faster you can check “file taxes” off your list. 

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