Have you researched whether you are eligible for special deductions, exemptions and filing extensions?
Do you have last year's tax return on hand?
If you use an ITIN (Individual Tax Identification Number) to file, did you check to make sure it hasn't expired?
Do you have details ready such as Social Security numbers and birth dates for you, and if applicable, your spouse and your dependents?
Do you have all of your applicable W-2 forms or other income documents?
Do you have access to all of the IRS documents and forms you will use?
Do you have everything you need for both federal and state filing?
Do you have all applicable receipts and documents for deductions on hand?
Are you aware of the standard and late filing deadlines?
If using a tax-filing website, have you visited the site to create an account or make sure your existing account still works?