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Tax Preparation Checklist

Tax Preparation Checklist

Tax season is coming up, and if you're like most people, it's a time that can be overwhelming. We are always running out of time, not enough money to pay our taxes, or something else comes up, and we just don't know what to do. But there's no need to worry! It's never too early to start preparing for tax season, so here's a checklist of items you'll need to begin your prep.

Gather All Financial Documents

You will want to gather every piece of information related to your finances, including W-2 forms, bank statements, 1099s, and other investment income records. You'll also want to gather information such as income earned, education expenses, and medical expenses to complete your taxes accurately. This will make it easier once tax season rolls around because you'll have all the information needed to complete the process. 

Create an Organized System

You want to avoid scrambling to find everything you need once tax time arrives. After gathering all the necessary information and documents, it's time to create an organized system. Whether you need to create a spreadsheet, file everything in alphabetical folders, or invest in a tax helper service, consider ways to make the season much easier for you. 

Consult With a Financial Advisor

Another important task you should do is find out what new tax laws are going into effect this year and how they will affect your taxes. You can consult a financial advisor or accountant if you have any questions about what changes may occur and how they might impact your finances.

Look Into What Deductions Your Eligible For

Don't worry — there might be ways to get your taxes reduced this year! It's essential that you know what deductions or credits are available to help lower your taxable income. This also includes property tax reductions! 

Property Tax Consultants on Long Island

If you want to reduce your property taxes, we’re here to help. Based in Plainview, New York, P.T.R.C., Inc. specializes in minimizing clients’ property tax assessments with personalized service. Our number one priority is customer satisfaction and help to get your taxes reduced.


As the leader in property tax challenges, the staff at Property Tax Reduction Consultants (P.T.R.C., Inc.) is dedicated to assuring that our clients pay the lowest possible property tax as required by law!