Tax season began Monday and for many people filing U.S. tax returns — especially those doing it for their first time — it can be a daunting task that’s often left to the last minute. But if you want to avoid the stress of the looming deadline, start getting organized as soon as possible.
Whether you do your taxes yourself, go to a tax clinic or hire a professional, navigating the tax system can be complicated and stressful. Take a breath. Take some time, set out an hour, or go through it over the weekend you will see that it’s a lot simpler than you think,
Taxpayers have until April 15 to submit their returns from 2023.
WHAT DO I NEED TO FILE MY TAX RETURN?
While the required documents might depend on your individual case, here is a general list of what everyone needs:
—Social Security number
—W-2 forms, if you are employed
—1099-G, if you are unemployed
—1099 forms, if you are self-employed