The April 15 deadline for filing taxes is quickly approaching and one of the biggest obstacles Americans face during tax season is actually getting their taxes done.
According to a poll from RetailMeNot.com, nearly one-fourth Americans consider tax preparation time-consuming and nearly one-fifth find it to be confusing and expensive. That leads to a lot of filing procrastinators.
RetailMeNot.com’s Sr. Personal Finance Writer Emma Johnson is offering up some tips for last minute filers.
She says the number one thing to remember is to take your time when filing. Often when people wait until the last minute, they speed through everything and wind up with a lot of inaccuracies. She says the thing people get wrong the most is their social security number.
Another suggestion is to seek professional help when filing. Professional tax helpers can make the process go a lot smoother and can also make sure you get the highest refund possible.