What Documents to Send Us for Your Individual Tax Return Preparation
One of the most common questions we get from our clients is “what information do you need from me to do my taxes?” The short answer is, it depends on your individual situation and what you had going on throughout the year. Your individual tax documents can even vary from year to year depending on if, let’s say, you bought or sold a home, or sent a child off to college.
One of the easiest ways to help determine what tax forms or information may pertain to you is to complete your individual tax organizer each year.
Your individual tax organizer will typically be ready by mid-January of each year, and you will receive your electronic individual tax organizer in your email. A pdf version of your individual tax organizer will also be available in your SmartVault. In your organizer, you will have access to data that we used to prepare your tax return for the prior year, if you are a returning client. If you are a first-year client, we have a blank individual tax organizer that we can send you that will walk you through specific questions that will help you know what we may need from you.
Here you can see a list of common tax forms that may pertain to your individual tax situation. You will not receive all tax forms listed here, but this list can be a guide to help you determine what types of tax forms or tax information may apply to your individual situation.
Once you have gathered all your tax forms and documents that you have received along with other information you think we may need, please send them to us by uploading them to your SmartVault. You can access your SmartVault by clicking on the Client Portal in the top right hand of this screen.