Taxes 101: What You
Should Know Before Filing

When it comes to taxes, you can choose to file on your own or work with a qualified tax preparer. Either way, ensuring a smooth and painless filing process seems to be at the forefront of everyone's minds.

In order to get the most out of your return, we all know it's important to make sure you cover your bases by preparing all of the documents needed to file. But what else can you do to simplify the process for both you and your preparer?

Ask Questions
In order to fully understand the filing process, it's imperative that you take advantage of all available resources. If you have a question about code, filing or deductions, make sure you take the time to clarify what it is you don't understand before continuing the filing process. Don't be afraid to ask! In the long run, it could save you a lot of time and money.

Know What You're Eligible For
This can help you maximize your refund. Each year, the IRS reports lists of commonly overlooked credits and deductions. Take advantage! Typically, this includes job-hunting costs, out-of-pocket charitable donations and reinvested dividends. Families with children are eligible for a number of tax credits — especially if a child is in college or daycare. Plan ahead and make sure you're aware of what deductions and credits you deserve.

At Beaton Accounting, we're more than just a tax preparer!

We go above and beyond client expectations, providing in-home tax preparation and keeping you informed every step of the way. By taking advantage of E-filing and leading software, we ensure a quick, accurate filing process — no matter your needs. We can even help you file for an extension!

Oh, and did we mention that our filing services typically cost 40% less than those of our competitors?

Our personal tax return services include:

•    Filing your 1040 federal tax return using E-file software
     at no extra charge to you
•    Filing your state tax return for any state in the country,
     plus local tax returns
•    Forwarding your tax return to you for review, including a
     bar graph to show income changes

So, are you ready to learn more? Get started TODAY!
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