Benjamin Franklin famously said that “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” For some people every April, the two can seem almost inseparable.
Part of the problem for many people is a lack of preparation and planning throughout the year. That leaves them scrambling at the last minute to find records and receipts to squeeze the most out of their returns.
Thinking ahead and creating new habits can take much of the frenzy, and even a bit of the pain, out of the annual tax chore. Here are six tips to start now to be ready for next April.