Tax Documents Checklist
Be Sure to Include:
ALL Income:W2’S or Wage/Income Statements/1099’s, pensions and annuities, Unemployment income, Alimony received, Business income and expenses, rental real estate income and expenses, farm income and expenses, social security benefits, etc.
Interest and ordinary dividend statements from your bank or credit union. Information on sale of stocks or bonds. Include Profit and Loss statement from your broker.
Medical Bills: Premiums Paid, Co-Pays Paid, other Out of Pocket Expenses, mileage to appointments.
Real Estate Taxes Paid: Primary Home, other property.
Estimated or Quarterly income Taxes paid.
Interest Paid: Home Mortgage Interest Statement 1098 or other documents. Student loan interest.
Charitable Contributions: List of contributions, church, school, scouts. You must have documentation if the IRS asks for it. Charitable work mileage.
Child and dependent care expenses. Day care, summer programs. Providers name and social security number are required.
Employee expenses not paid by employer: Uniforms, tools, cell phone, Car mileage, (not to and from work, not reimbursed miles only). Educator expenses reimbursed up to $250.00. Certain business expenses, reservists, artists.
Misc. Expenses: Union dues, Professional dues, Tax prep fees from last year, gambling losses and winnings, home office expenses, legal fees, license fees, some losses.
College expenses, tuition and fees, books, materials, computers and supplies.
Self employment, income and expenses (tools, mileage, type of vehicle and year, advertising, office expenses, materials, supplies, insurance, telephone business interest paid etc.) If it is related to the operation of your business it probably can be used as an expense. Publication 334 which is available on the irs.gov site explains in detail income and expenses from self employment.
This list is not all inclusive. If you think something may apply to your return, email or call me and we can talk about it. Tax laws change often. It could be a deduction. Lets talk about it.