4 Things You Need To Bring to Your CPA This Tax Season

We are getting excited over here at GI Tax! Next week marks the opening day for tax season and we wanted to help you get prepared. We’re always encouraging our customers to stay organized all year so that tax season is easy-peasy. We do realize, however, that’s often easier said than done. To further prepare you for tax season here are the four things you NEED if you want to rock your tax appointment.

Arm Yourself Against Identity Theft

In a recent report issued by the Government Accountability Office, the IRS reports paying out over $5.8 billion in fraudulent refunds. Though the IRS was able to prevent $24.2 billion in fraudulent identity theft refunds in 2013, the need to protect yourself from identity theft is as important as ever.

The Season of Giving

It’s Christmas, the season of giving, and that means you may be making your yearly donation to your favorite charity. Giving to charity is a great way to give back to your community and a wonderful way to make a difference for organizations you care about. But, did you know that your yearly contribution may actually be cause for a tax deduction come tax season? Here are some rules the IRS has pertaining to charitable contributions.