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5 Tips To Get Your Tax Return Quickly

You’ve been loaning your income to the government for the past year, and now is the moment you have been waiting for — tax season. This is the time of year where that lovely tax return is deposited in your account. Whether you are paying off a bill, taking a vacation or splurging on a fun purchase, you will want to be sure to get your tax return as quickly as possible. These tips will help you make sure the money gets back in your hands where it belongs in no time.

5 Tips To Get Your Tax Return Quickly

1. Ditch the pencil and paper forms, and e-file your taxes. Electronically filing your taxes is quick, easy and it is less expensive. You don’t have to worry about them getting lost in the mail, and the entire process is quicker — from preparing your taxes to receiving your return.

2. Opt for direct deposit. Direct deposit returns are processed much quicker than those who are waiting for a check in the mail. It can literally mean the difference between getting your return in a few days versus receiving it a few weeks after you file your taxes.

3. Be prepared for your tax appointment. Don’t try to jump the gun and file your taxes before you have all of your forms. Wait for everything to arrive in the mail, and recognize that some tax forms may not come until February. Have everything in a neat and tidy folder so your accountant can quickly and easily prepare your taxes.

4. Don’t wait until the last minute to submit your taxes. The longer you wait to file, the longer it will take you to get your return.

5. Double check your work. Mistakes will slow down the process for everyone, so make sure your taxes are correct before you submit them.

If you come prepared for your appointment and you are open-minded to technology, you will find that you will get your tax return much quicker than you have in past years. For some people who e-file, their return arrives in their account within a week. Years ago when everyone relied on pencil and paper to file their taxes, it could be several weeks before the tax return check arrived in the mail. Times have changed drastically, and it’s never been easier to get your tax return quickly. Take these steps today and start thinking of what you will do with that tax return when it arrives quicker than ever before.

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