8 Things You Need To Know For A Stress-Free Tax Season

Tax season is here! Who’s ready for a big refund check? This girl! However, let me be honest… As a new business owner and fulltime freelancer, I’m a bit nervous about filing this year. I had a lot of changes happen from moving, buying start-up equipment to traveling to clients, and switching healthcare providers. There’s so much, I sort of don’t know where to start.

Luckily, we have the internet and well-known services like TurboTax, H&R Block, and Liberty Tax to help us along the way. But how many of those entities can really relate to your situation? Can you really disclose everything truthfully to them and trust that they will find a way to get the most out of your refund, while also ensuring that the IRS won’t come knocking on your door?

This year I knew I had to work with someone I knew that would have my back. Black-owned and a top leader in urban financial development, JET Accounting and Tax Solutions is an online-based finance consulting company dedicated to serving people of color. Their services include personal and business tax filing, bookkeeping, savings, investments and financial consultations.

I spoke to the CFO, Taariq Muhammad, to see how I can make this year a stress-free tax season.

BlackDoctor.Org (BDO): What are the top things I need to consider to make this year stress-free when filing my taxes?

Taariq Muhammad (TM): Odds are if you’re