I forgot to file my 2013 taxes. Should I look for tax forms?
Let’s take a quick detour through a common & unpleasant scenario first:
It’s January 2016, the best time to buy a new car, and you’re ready to apply for that loan, or so you think. You empty the shoe box and shuffle through your tax documents. That’s when it hits you: you never filed that 2013 tax return! Panic strikes as you try to come up with a solution.
Fear not: there are, in fact, a number of options available, but using forms is taking the slow, not so scenic route.
So, doing it yourself with tax forms, pencil and (lots of) erasers? Sure, if you can afford to go slow.
You could complete the 2013 tax forms yourself, right? Well yes, until you remember that you could barely sit through that accounting class you took in college without doodling in the margins of your two-subject Five-Star. Besides, that it’s probably the slowest choice.