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Don't botch your taxes like these people did

GOBankingRates Logo By Cameron Huddleston of GOBankingRates | Slide 2 of 17: Although plenty of people put off doing their taxes, waiting until the last minute to file a tax return can backfire — as Nicholas Christensen, founder of Lottery Critic, discovered. Christensen had hired a tax professional to prepare his return, but he had waited too long to provide his accountant with the information he needed. So they had to scramble to meet the filing deadline.

Waiting Until the Last Minute to File

Although plenty of people put off doing their taxes, waiting until the last minute to file a tax return can backfire — as Nicholas Christensen, founder of Lottery Critic, discovered. Christensen had hired a tax professional to prepare his return, but he had waited too long to provide his accountant with the information he needed. So they had to scramble to meet the filing deadline.

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