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Don't botch your taxes like these people did

GOBankingRates Logo By Cameron Huddleston of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 17: From math errors to missing Social Security numbers to forms that aren’t signed, there are plenty of common tax mistakes that taxpayers make when filing their returns. These mistakes can lead to delays in processing returns and issuing refunds. They might even lead to an audit.
Fortunately, though, the IRS does allow do-overs. You can file an amended return if you realize that you’ve made a mistake. But that’s the problem — you might not realize you’ve made a mistake.
Most of these eight people didn’t discover their missteps until it was too late. But you can learn from their tax fails so you can avoid making tax-filing mistakes.

Don't botch your taxes like these people did

From math errors to missing Social Security numbers to forms that aren’t signed, there are plenty of common tax mistakes that taxpayers make when filing their returns. These mistakes can lead to delays in processing returns and issuing refunds. They might even lead to an audit.

Fortunately, though, the IRS does allow do-overs. You can file an amended return if you realize that you’ve made a mistake. But that’s the problem — you might not realize you’ve made a mistake.

Most of these eight people didn’t discover their missteps until it was too late. But you can learn from their tax fails so you can avoid making tax-filing mistakes.

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