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5 Reasons to complete your tax return sooner rather than later | Facts Tax System
Chartered Accountant & Business Consultant - Meredith Harington

5 Reasons to complete your tax return sooner rather than later

#1 Time to save - If you think you may owe significant taxes, you’ll be better able to set aside the needed funds to pay by filing before 30/09/13.  You will also be able to avoid interest from making a late payment or not being able to pay in full on time.

#2 Reduce stress - Gathering the necessary records to properly file your return can take longer than you think, especially if you’re poorly organised. Start now and file sooner rather than later, you're less likely to make crucial mistakes, such as overlooking tax deductions, because you won't be rushed.

#3 Find a qualified tax professional well in advance of the filing deadline.  Once the heart of tax return season hits and the deadline approaches, accountants and other tax professionals will have far less time to take on new clients.  And even if you have an established relationship with an accountant, they'll have more time to devote to your return if you schedule with them early in the year.

#4 Receive your refund faster - Obviously, if you file your return in July, you will receive your refund earlier than you would if you file in September. However, the net waiting times are also much shorter.  The longer you wait to file, the longer it takes to get your refund.

#5 Leave time for follow-up questions: When taxpayers give information to their accountant, it will often be missing a few important items.  Getting the initial information to your accountant ahead of the deadline gives the accountant time to round up any missing information or ask follow-up questions that could lead to valuable tax savings, or avoid penalties.

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