Sitting down with those tax forms for the first time is both confusing and overwhelming. And especially so if you don’t have anyone on hand to help you out. If you’re feeling a little anxious, this post can steer you in the right direction.

It starts before you actually start

If you want to get your taxes done as painlessly as possible, it’s important to have all the right documents collected all together.

As mentioned in Pop Sugar’s article, “An Easy-to-Understand Guide on How to Do Your Taxes For the First Time”, make sure you’ve got all 9 (or applicable) documents and supporting information right there in a package.

Don’t do it alone!

When you actually sit down with everything you need, don’t be afraid to use a tax prep software or a professional service to help you out.

The first time you file, it’s best to go with a trusted adviser to avoid any costly mistakes, says Pop Sugar’s Taryn Shelby. The good news is they handle all of the confusing work…”

The money you may need to spend on these will be well worth it thanks to the time and stress that you’ll save trying to figure it all out on your own. Learn more from the article here.

SOURCE: Pop Sugar

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