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8 Common Errors Taxpayers Should Know and Avoid

by Tracey Hrica, EA Feb 18, 2020 | Share

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:

  1. Missing or inaccurate Social Security numbers.
  2. Misspelled names.
  3. Incorrect filing status.
  4. Math mistakes.
  5. Errors in figuring credits or deductions.
  6. Incorrect bank account numbers.
  7. Unsigned forms
  8. 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.

About the Author

Tracey Hrica, EA

Tracey Hrica joined the firm in 1995. She is an Enrolled Agent(EA), which enables her to prepare personal and business tax returns and represent clients before the IRS. Working closely with her clients, Tracey’s primary areas of concentration are new client set up and QuickBooks support. As a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, she works closely with clients who rely on QuickBooks for the day to day running of their business. Tracey has expertise in both QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online.

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