Getting a Head Start on Your Tax Preparation

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Join us next Wednesday as we discuss getting a head start on your tax preparation and learn valuable insights to make the process smoother. This chat will provide you with practical tips and strategies to navigate tax season with confidence.

Topic: Getting a Head Start on Your Tax Preparation

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 3 p.m. ET.

Where: Join the live hashtag discussion

The panel will include: Jim Wang: Founder of; Lawrence Sprung: CFP® and Author of Financial Planning Made Personal; American Consumer Credit Counseling, Inc.; Cary Carbonaro, CFP®MBA SVP, Director of Women and Wealth and CFP Board Ambassador; Gabrielle Olya: Lead Writer and Editor at; Beverly Harzog: Credit Card Expert, Bestselling Author, columnist and podcast host at; Rod Griffin: Senior Director, Consumer Education and Advocacy, Experian, Jennifer White: Consumer Education and Advocacy Team, and Christina Roman: Consumer Education and Advocacy Manager at Experian.

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Questions we will discuss:

  1. What should consumers know about the tax filing deadline and the extension process?
  2. Are there any changes in tax law that people should be aware of this year?
  3. What are the pros/cons of filing your taxes yourself vs. with a professional?
  4. What are some free or low cost resources that can help consumers file their taxes accurately?
  5. Can you provide tips for organizing financial documents to streamline the tax preparation process?
  6. How can individuals handle freelance income or investment gains during tax prep?
  7. How does tax preparation differ for individuals versus small businesses or self-employed individuals?
  8. What resources or tools can individuals use to educate themselves about tax preparation best practices?
  9. What are some proactive measures individuals can take throughout the year to facilitate smoother tax preparation processes?
  10. How can consumers protect themselves from tax scams or fraudulent activities during tax filing season?

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