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TAX RETURN PREPARATION CHECKLIST

TAX RETURN PREPARATION CHECKLIST

PERSONAL INFORMATION

o FULL NAMES, SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS AND DATES OF BIRTH FOR YOU, YOUR SPOUSE, AND YOUR DEPENDENTS

o OCCUPATIONS/JOB TITLES FOR YOU AND YOUR SPOUSE

o ARE YOU OR YOUR WIFE LEGALLY BLIND?

o CURRENT MAILING ADDRESS

o NAME OF COUNTY WHERE YOU LIVE

o DID YOU LIVE WITH YOUR SPOUSE DURING ANY PART OF THE LAST SIX MONTHS OF LAST YEAR?

o CANCELED CHECK TO HAVE REFUND DEPOSITED DIRECTLY TO YOUR CHECKING ACCOUNT

o DO YOU WANT TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN FUND? THIS WILL NOT AFFECT THE AMOUNT OF YOUR REFUND.

o ESTIMATED TAX PAYMENTS-IRS FORM 1040ES. LIST EACH PAYMENT BY DATE AND AMOUNT PAID. DO THE SAME FOR STATE ESTIMATED TAX PAYMENTS, IF APPLICABLE.

o DO YOU OWN ANY SECURITIES OR HOLD ANY DEBTS THAT BECAME WORTHLESS LAST YEAR?

o DID YOU MAKE GIFTS TOTALING MORE THAN $13,000 TO ANY INDIVIDUAL?

o DID YOU TURN 70 1/2 LAST YEAR? AND DO YOU HAVE ANY RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS?

o DID YOU PAY ANY INDIVIDUAL MORE THAN $1,800 TO PERFORM HOUSEHOLD DUTIES (BABYSITTING, CLEANING, COOKING OR GARDENING)?

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

o COPY OF LAST YEAR’S TAX RETURN

o SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS FOR YOU AND YOUR SPOUSE

o EDUCATIONAL EXPENSES FOR YOU AND YOUR SPOUSE

o DEPENDENTS NAMES, DATES OF BIRTH, AND SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS

o DEPENDENTS POST HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL EXPENSES

o CHILD CARE EXPENSES FOR EACH DEPENDENT

o PRIOR YEAR PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (PIN)

o ROUTING TRANSMIT NUMBER (RTN)(FOR DIRECT DEPOSIT/DEBIT PURPOSES)

o BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER (BAN)(FOR DIRECT DEPOSIT/DEBIT PURPOSES)

GENERAL TAXABLE INCOME INFORMATION

o W-2 FORM(S) FOR WAGES, SALARIES, AND TIPS

o INTEREST INCOME STATEMENTS: FORM 1099-INT & 1099-OID

o DIVIDEND INCOME STATEMENTS: FORM 1099-DIV

o PROCEEDS FROM BROKER TRANSACTIONS, SALES OF STOCK, LAND, ETC.: FORM 1099-B

o SALES OF REAL ESTATE: FORM 1099-S

o STATE TAX REFUNDS: FORM 1099-G

o ALIMONY RECEIVED OR PAID

o UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION RECEIVED FORM 1099-G

o MISCELLANEOUS INCOME: MEDICAL SAVINGS ACCOUNT, SCHOLARSHIPS, ETC. FORM 1099-MISC

o JURY DUTY PAY

o LOTTERY WINNING

o GAMBLING INCOME AND LOSSES

o PRIZES AND AWARDS

o SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

o COST BASIS OF SECURITIES SOLD

o RENTAL PROPERTY INCOME AND EXPENSES: PROFIT/LOSS STATEMENT, SUSPENDED LOSS INFORMATION

o SOCIAL SECURITY RECEIVED

o PARTNERSHIP, S CORPORATION, & TRUST INCOME: SCHEDULES K-1

o PENSIONS AND ANNUITIES: FORMS 1099-R

o SOCIAL SECURITY/RR1 BENEFITS: FORMS RRB-1099

RETIREMENT INCOME

o RETIREMENT INCOME: FORM 1099-R

o SOCIAL SECURITY AND RAILROAD RETIREMENT INCOME

o FORM SSA-1099

TAX CREDITS CHECKLIST

o CHILD CARE PROVIDER ADDRESS, I.D. NUMBER AND AMOUNTS PAID

o ADOPTION EXPENSE INFORMATION

o FOREIGN TAXES PAID

o FIRST TIME HOME BUYER TAX CREDIT

TAX CREDIT CHECKLIST

o CHILD CARE EXPENSES

o 1098-T EDUCATION TUITION EXPENSE

o INTEREST PAID ON STUDENT LOANS

o ALIMONY PAID (NEED SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OF RECIPIENT)

o MEDICAL SAVINGS ACCOUNT

o MOVING EXPENSES

o IRA CONTRIBUTIONS

o RENTAL PROPERTY EXPENSE & COST BASIS

o ADOPTION EXPENSES

EXPENSE AND TAX ITEMIZED DEDUCTIONS CHECKLIST

o CHILD CARE COSTS: PROVIDER’S NAME, ADDRESS, TAX ID, AND AMOUNT PAID

EDUCATION COSTS: FORM 1098-T, EDUCATION EXPENSES

o ADOPTION COSTS: SSN OF CHILD; RECORDS OF LEGAL, MEDICAL AND TRANSPORTATION COSTS

o FORMS 1098: MORTGAGE INTEREST, PRIVATE MORTGAGE INSURANCE (PMI), AND POINTS YOU PAID

o INVESTMENT INTEREST EXPENSES

o CHARITABLE DONATIONS: CASH AMOUNTS, OFFICIAL CHARITY RECEIPTS, CANCELED CHECKS; VALUE OF DONATED PROPERTY; MILES DRIVEN AND OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES

o MEDICAL AND DENTAL EXPENSE RECORDS

o CASUALTY AND THEFT LOSSES: AMOUNT OF DAMAGE, INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENTS

o RECORDS/AMOUNTS OF OTHER MISCELLANEOUS TAX DEDUCTIONS: UNION DUES; UNREIMBURSED EMPLOYEE EXPENSES (UNIFORMS, SUPPLIES, SEMINARS, CONTINUING EDUCATION, PUBLICATIONS, TRAVEL, ETC.)

o RECORDS OF HOME BUSINESS EXPENSES, HOME SIZE/OFFICE SIZE, HOME EXPENSES

o RENTAL PROPERTY INCOME/EXPENSES: PROFIT/LOSS STATEMENT, RENTAL PROPERTY SUSPENDED LOSS

o MEDICAL EXPENSES FOR THE FAMILY

o MEDICAL INSURANCE PAID

o PRESCRIPTION MEDICINES AND DRUGS

o DOCTOR AND DENTIST PAYMENTS

o HOSPITAL AND NURSE PAYMENTS

o MILES TRAVELED FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES

o HOME MORTGAGE INTEREST FROM FORM 1098

o HOME SECOND MORTGAGE INTEREST PAID

o REAL ESTATE TAXES PAID

o STATE TAXES PAID WITH LAST YEAR’S RETURN (IF ITEMIZED)

o PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES PAID

o CASH CONTRIBUTIONS TO CHARITIES

o FAIR MARKET VALUE OF NON-CASH CONTRIBUTIONS TO CHARITIES

o UNREIMBURSED EXPENSES RELATED TO VOLUNTEER WORK

o MILES TRAVELED FOR VOLUNTEER PURPOSES

o CASUALTY AND THEFT LOSSES

o AMOUNT PAID TO PROFESSIONAL PREPARER LAST YEAR

o UNREIMBURSED EXPENSES RELATED TO YOUR JOB

o MILES TRAVELED RELATED TO YOUR JOB

o UNION AND PROFESSIONAL DUES

o INVESTMENT EXPENSES

o JOB-HUNTING EXPENSES

o IRA CONTRIBUTIONS

o  STUDENT LOAN INTEREST PAID

o MOVING EXPENSES

o LAST YEAR’S TAX PREPARATION FEE

o LIST OF CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS

o UN-REIMBURSED JOB EXPENSE

o REAL ESTATE TAXES AND OTHER TAXES PAID

o 1098 – MORTGAGE INTEREST EXPENSE

o MEDICAL EXPENSES (HEALTH CARE – PRESCRIPTIONS, DOCTORS, DENTISTS, EYEGLASSES, MEDICAL INSURANCE, LONG TERM HEALTH CARE INSURANCE)

o UNION/PROFESSIONAL DUES

o JOB RELATED EDUCATIONAL COSTS

o INVESTMENT EXPENSES

o JOB SEARCH EXPENSE

o HOBBY EXPENSE

o WORK UNIFORMS

o SAFE DEPOSIT BOX

o TAX PREPARATION FEES

o PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX INFORMATION

o VEHICLE LICENSE FEES BASED ON VALUE OF VEHICLE

TAX ESTIMATE PAYMENTS CHECKLIST

o ESTIMATED PAYMENTS MADE WITH ES VOUCHERS

o LAST YEAR’S TAX RETURN OVERPAYMENT APPLIED TO THIS YEAR

o OFF-HIGHWAY FUEL TAXES PAID

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