Money

The Basics of Filing Your Taxes

How to keep calm while you decode what forms to fill out and what you can deduct.

by FREE Staff
Mar 6 2018, 5:27pm

This video was created with GEICO.

As tax season gets underway, and the deadline to file looms large on your calendar (it's April 17th by the way), it's normal for that crippling anxiety to start to build. What forms do I need to fill out? What receipts should I have kept? Why do I have a W-2 and a 1099-MISC?!?!? Can I do this myself or do I need to hire an accountant?

It can all seem a bit overwhelming—especially for first-time filers, but at The Tax Spa we'll run you through the basics of your return while also providing some excellent tips on how to relax, breathe and push through the nerves that are normally associated with this time of year.