Prepare, e-File Your 2019 Taxes

Suggested checklist and steps we recommend you should take prior to preparing and e-filing your Taxes. It will reduce errors and tax return rejections by the IRS and/or State agencies. Even though you can start your 2019 Tax Return in January 2020, we recommend you don't eFile until you are absolution certain you have received all your W-2, 1099 forms etc. Technically, employers etc. have to send these forms to you by Jan. 31. Furthermore, throughout the tax year follow the eFile.com TickIT outline so you get to keep more of your hard earned money. Furthermore, start using the eFile.com Taxometer in January to taxercise your paycheck tax withholding and balance your tax return.

Income Tax Return Checklist

Tax Year
Type of Return
Description
2019
Checklist to collect all forms, data etc. before you prepare and efile your income tax return
2019
Go over these life changing events and see how they might effect your 2018 Taxes
2019

Your 2018 Tax Return Copy

Ways to obtain a copy of your 2018 Tax Return Copy. If you eFiled via eFile.com your 2018 return will be in your account. You will need your 2018 AGI for your 2019 tax return - see below.
2019

Employer Identification Number Number - EIN

If you received a W-2 form, you will need to enter the EIN for each unique employer
2019

Social Security Number, Address, Name Change

Do you need a SSN? Or, has your address or name changed in 2019? If your return data does not match IRS data your return might get rejected
2019

2018 Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) and/or Identity Number

You will need your 2018 AGI to be able to e-file and validate your 2019 Tax Return. Only, if you received a letter from the IRS with an Identity Number  you will need to enter this as well.
2019

How do want to receive your 2020 Tax Refund?

You will need to select one of these options while preparing your 2019 tax return
2019

How to pay for Taxes?

The penalties not to file are higher than not to pay. Tax Tip: File by the deadline, even if you can't pay!
2019

The Alternative Minimum Tax- AMT. Does it apply to you?

This is just an FYI. When you prepare on efile.com the app will figure this out for you.
2019
efileIT only together with a Federal Return. One or more state ONLY return(s) can be prepared on efile.com but must be printed and mailed.