Common Mistakes to Avoid When Filing Your Return

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Here's hoping you didn't make any of these mistakes and that you get through tax season with your bank account and good humor still intact!

  • Making math errors.
  • Not including Social Security numbers.
  • Not signing and dating your return.
  • Not using the pre-printed label and envelope from the tax package.
  • Forgetting about interest and dividends.
  • Forgetting to donate unwanted items to charity.
  • Not including all your forms.
  • Not properly tracking your investment basis.
  • Using the EZ form when a longer form could cut your taxes.
  • Not getting all your payment material in order.
  • Forgetting to bunch your deductions.
  • Not taking all the credits you're eligible for.
  • Using the wrong tax table.
  • Missing the deadline to request an extension.
  • Not putting the proper postage on your return package.

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