Filing a complete and accurate tax return is the best way to ensure receiving the refund is a smooth process or helping to curb receiving IRS notices.
1. Gather Personal Information
2. Gather Tax Documents
3. Report All Income, Even If No Tax Form Received
4. File Electronically (if possible)
5. Choose A Tax Professional With Credentials
Tax Professionals can be found on the IRS Preparer Directory (https://irs.treasury.gov/rpo/rpo.jsf). To learn more about the different credentials, visit the IRS for their Preparer Credentials explanation (https://www.irs.gov/tax-professionals/understanding-tax-return-preparer-credentials-and-qualifications)