What documents do I need to prepare before filing my taxes?

Before filing taxes, gather important documents such as W-2s, 1099s, receipts for deductions, and other financial statements. Having these documents organized will make the tax filing process smoother.

When is the deadline for filing income tax returns?

The deadline for filing income tax returns varies by country. In the United States, the typical deadline is April 15th. However, this date may be extended in certain circumstances or if it falls on a weekend or holiday. Check with your local tax authority for the specific deadline.

Can I e-file my tax return, or do I need to file a paper return?

Many tax authorities offer the option to electronically file your tax return (e-file). E-filing is generally faster, more secure, and reduces the risk of errors. However, paper filing may still be available for certain situations.

What is a notary public, and what services do they provide?

A notary public is an official appointed by the government to witness the signing of important documents and administer oaths. They verify the authenticity of signatures and help prevent fraud.

Do I need to make an appointment to see a notary public?

While some notaries accept walk-ins, it’s often best to make an appointment to ensure availability and avoid potential waiting times.