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Procedures in Tax Preparation

Tax returns filing has become less burdensome due to paid tax preparers who offer their services to individuals who have to submit their tax returns on time and this service concept has helped much to fast-track the submission of tax returns, helping the government increase in its revenue.

If you have decided to require the services of a paid tax preparer, this should be considered the first step in preparing to submit your tax returns and this can be done by asking for a referral from your friends or a lawyer you know or you can check through the IRS link in their website on directory of preparers. There are guide tips to know on whom to choose in your tax preparer list and these are: ask for his/her Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN), which indicates that he/she is authorized to prepare your federal income tax returns, inquire on the fees, which will actually depend on the complexity of your returns, and if the preparer requires a percentage cut on your tax refund, steer clear of this person; otherwise, there are tips on choosing a preparer which the IRS has provided in its link.

Time is of the essence in submitting your tax returns on time, as well as enjoying tax incentives, such as being eligible for deductible contributions to IRAs or health savings accounts, therefore, the sooner you choose a qualified tax preparer, the sooner, too, will the tax preparation begins.
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Different types of information returns are usually given at the end of January, therefore, for each form, check if the information matches your own records. Some of the common forms provided are: Form W-2, if you have a job; Form SSA-1099, if you received Social Security benefits; various form 10992, to report income, like cancellation of debt (1099-C), dividends (1099-D), interest (1099-INT), and nonemployee compensation paid to independent contractors (1099-MISC); new Form 1095-A, to report information from the government marketplace from which you purchased health coverage; various 1098s, reporting mortgage interest (1098), student loan interest (1098-E) and tuition payments (1098-T); Form W-2Gs for certain gambling winnings.
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It makes a difference if you have organized well your filing of your receipts because this translates into faster time for the tax preparer to complete your tax returns form and that the less time he/she prepares the tax returns, the lesser will be his/her asking fee. Filing all your receipts can help the tax preparer determine if your personal deductions can be claimed under standard deductions or itemized deductions and make comparisons as to where you are of an advantage.

Your other personal information will be asked by your tax preparer, such as: Social Security number; the Social Security number of your dependents, address of your home and that of your other properties; specific dates when you transferred residence; information about properties you bough and sold, including their respective dates and the amounts paid and received.