OK, it's the end of the month so many of you have already received your W-2 Form. If you haven't, it's coming soon. So let's get you tax time ready with an easy-to-follow schedule.
Get the numbers together. Sure, you know you're social security number and tax ID number, but make sure you have your spouse's or your ex's, too. And get out those tax returns from the last three years and have them ready to reference.
Social Security Numbers
Tax ID Numbers
3 Years of Past Returns
Now let's move on to week two. This week jot down your child care expenses. Get an end-of-year total. Do you pay alimony? Find out how much. And if you're the parent claiming the child get ready with the IRS's 8832 form.