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Here at Gecinger Tax & Accounting, we know that tax time can be stressful–after all, you have to deal with complicated government forms and there are major financial stakes involved. Our team offers professional accounting services to help you make your tax filing experience easier, but even if you don’t make it into our office this year, you can still protect yourself from unwanted consequences by avoiding these common mistakes:

  • Filing at the Last Minute. One of most common tax filing mistakes is to wait until the last minute. Sure, modern tax software makes it easy to fill out and submit your forms, but what happens if you wait until the 14th and your computer decides to quit on you? We at Gecinger Tax & Accounting recommend filing your taxes as early as possible so you don’t have to scramble to do so before the deadline.

Common Tax Filing Mistakes to Avoid

  • Entering Incorrect Information. Another common tax filing mistake is getting your information wrong. Whether it’s due to misremembering something or the result of a mechanical error as you type, incorrect information on your tax forms can lead to serious consequences later. The easiest way to avoid this is to simply import the information from last year’s tax return and work from there.
  • Missing Tax Breaks. The tax filing mistake that people tend to be most concerned about is the possibility of missing out on a tax break that they qualify for. Our team at Gecinger Tax & Accounting understands that no one likes spending more than they have to, and we can help you avoid that fate with our professional tax preparation services. If you are eligible for a tax break, we’ll make sure that you file for it so that you aren’t leaving money on the table.