Taxes have been on my mind this year. There are years when things stay about the same each year, and then years where things change substantially, especially tax wise. In 2012, my husband and I had a number of changes that affected our taxes. It was an up and down year, and it took careful planning to figure everything out. Working as a freelancer makes it even more important for me to stay on top of the tax picture.
It's time to start thinking about filing your taxes. You need to gather the forms that the banks, and your employer will send you and then get ready to pay for your taxes. Create a file to collect the paperwork in today, so that you do not accidentally lose anything. You can check online tax estimators to see if you have a general idea of what will happen when you file your taxes this year.