Filing Taxes: A Beginners Guide

Congratulations! You’ve got yourself a job! You’re rocking the Company T-shirt and got yourself a shiny new name badge. On the first day they sit you down and have you sign dozens of waivers, letters of intent, and last but not least, the W-4. After skimming through its contents, checking off boxes, and finishing up with your John Hancock, the entirety of its existence slipped from your mind as it was lost amidst the seemingly endless catacombs of your employers filing cabinets, until today. With the end of the year fast approaching, the shadow of tax season looms menacingly and you realize you really don’t know how this works. No worries! This article can serve as a basic outline of do’s and don’ts when it comes to filing your taxes – from doing it yourself to hiring a professional –  so you can make it through your first tax season worry free!

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