Tax season is almost here! Who’s ready for a big refund check? This girl!
However, let me be honest… As a new business owner and full-time 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 online searching for tax tips at this time of the year, you’re already stressed out! But fear not, I have some key tips for a stress-free tax season, however, the #1 thing to always remember is to prepare all year long. That way, when it’s time to file, it’ll be no sweat off your back. You got this!
So, if you’re strapped for time and a little bit clueless when it comes to taxes, check out these quick tips to get you through the tax season: