What to Bring when you prepare your Taxes
- A Social Security or tax ID number for everyone included on your tax return -You need your own number, but don’t forget your spouse and dependent’s (where applicable) as well. If someone doesn’t have a Social Security number, you’ll need their TIN instead. What’s this?
- Last year’s state refund amount – If you itemize your deductions, then your state refund is considered income for tax purposes.
- Other miscellaneous income records – This could include award money, gambling winnings, lottery pay-outs, etc.
- Any (and all) Form 1099s – There are several different types of 1099. Some of the common ones include:
- 1099-NEC if you are self-employed and received $600+ from a client
- 1099-DIV if you received dividends
- 1099-G if you received money or benefits from the government
- 1099-K if you made third-party transactions (through PayPal or Venmo, for example)
- 1099-R for distributions from a retirement plan, IRA, pension, annuity, etc.
- 1099-MISC if you have paid at least $600 in rent, prizes and awards, medical and healthcare payments, or other income payments.
- Self-Employment and Business Records (where applicable)
- Business expense records –
- Credit card statements,
- Records of checks you’ve written, etc.
- Quarterly estimated tax payment receipts – If you make installments to your tax bill during the year, the IRS (& your state) should send you a record of what you paid – similar to a receipt.
- Mileage records – In order to get a deduction for your travel, you’ll need to know how many miles you drove for work purposes.
- Home office expenses – You'll need to know how big your office is in square feet. If you decide to use the actual expense method, you’ll also need a record of your home-related expenses, like utilities and mortgage (or rent). Read more about the home office deduction.
- Medical Expense Receipts and Records (subject to a 7.5%threshold)
- Receipts for unreimbursed medical expenses – These could include exams, surgeries, and preventative care. It could also be braces, glasses, hearing aids, prescriptions – even transportation to and from treatment.
- Form 1095: Health insurance coverage forms – If you are enrolled through the Marketplace, you’ll receive Form 1095-A. Insurance providers will send a 1095-B for individuals they cover. If your employer offers coverage, they should send you a 1095-C.
- Social Security benefits – If you receive Social Security, you’ll receive an SSA-1099 in January showing the total amount of benefits you received for the year.
- Charitable Donations
- Charitable donation receiptsf – If you are planning to take a tax deduction for the donations you made to charity, you’ll need to be able to back them up with receipts showing the date, value, and charitable organization.
- Other Homeownership Info
- Property tax receipts – If you itemize your deductions, you could write off a portion of the property taxes you paid.
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