An Easy, Four-Step Guide To Doing Your Taxes


A huge part of adulthood is getting your finances in order. Also, getting finances (we’ll discuss this in a separate post called “marrying well.”)

If you “work” or otherwise put your talents to use in a way that others deem to be of monetary value, you get a bunch of documents.

Keep an eye out for what I believe to be the main document – mine is called a “W-2.” (I believe the “W” stands for “Woman”: for my male readers, I imagine yours is a “M-2.”)

I won’t pretend to know the intricacies of tax filing, so I work with my trusted family accountant, and I suggest you do the same.

To do:
1) Open all mail
2) Put all relevant documents in a pile: anything that says “income” or “earnings” is probably important. Straighten to the extent you can, but don’t stress about it.
3) Add a hand-written cover sheet with any miscellaneous income – for example, if you’re someone who is paid a lot of compliments, these may be subject to taxation. I think the government decides that on a case by case basis.
4) Send to accountant!

To read more by Kate The Wasp, head over to The Entitled Life

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