Updated July 12, 2020
Filing taxes 101: Common errors taxpayers should avoid
Taxpayers should be reminded that E-Filing your return reduces errors. The tax software does the math and flags common errors and prompts taxpayers for missing items.
Here are the top 8 tax mistakes to avoid:
- Missing or inaccurate Social Security numbers.
- Misspelled names.
- Incorrect filing status.
- Math mistakes.
- Errors in figuring credits or deductions.
- Incorrect bank account numbers.
- Unsigned forms
- Filing with an expired individual tax identification number.
Remember using a reputable tax preparer can help to ensure these common mistakes don’t become your mistakes.