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Rev. date: 01/01/2011


Checklist of Common Errors When Preparing Your Tax Return

Tax Topic 303
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Before filing your return, review it to make sure it is correct and complete. The following checklist may help you to avoid common errors:
A few of the most common errors are:
  1. Incorrect or missing social security numbers.
  2. Incorrect tax entered based on taxable income and filing status.
  3. Computation errors in figuring the taxable income, withholding and estimated tax payments, Earned Income Credit, Standard Deduction for age 65 or over or blind, the taxable amount of social security benefits, and child and dependent care credit. Also, missing or incorrect identification numbers for child care providers.
  4. Withholding and estimated tax payments entered on the wrong line, and
  5. Math Errors. Both addition and subtraction.
It is important that you review your entire return because any errors may delay the processing of your return.