4 Reasons to Start Preparing Your Taxes Early

Melanie Richardson


Whether you are an individual or you own a business, it is a good idea to start preparing to file your taxes early. Here are a few reasons why you should file taxes early.

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Get a Refund Faster 

Filing taxes earlier means getting a refund earlier, which is more money in your bank account. You can do a lot with that money, whether by using it to pay off debts or to buy something you need.

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Avoid Tax Fraud 

Tax fraud is when scammers steal your personal identity and use it to file taxes on your behalf before you do in order to get your tax refund. The earlier you file taxes, the less risk there is of someone filing your taxes before you.

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Avoid Filing Errors 

The more time you have to prepare, the more time you have to look at your tax returns and make sure that you are not making any errors. This is especially true if you own a business, as rules and regulations can change anytime and you want to be sure that you are up to date with them.

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Reduce Headaches 

Filing early prevents the last minute stress and headaches that often come around mid-April. It will also let you avoid penalties for late filing, and you might also be able to get more deductions if you have time to plan properly.

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Hire a Professional to Do Your Taxes

Sometimes, it may not be a good idea to file early. However, it always pays to start planning as early as possible. You need a professional tax planner who can help you plan your taxes for the entire year and help you file taxes at the right time.


Even though entrepreneurs come equipped with a can-do mentality, they are also loaded with a lot of responsibilities that can prevent them dedicating the time necessary to do their own taxes. This is even more of a challenge if you're new to filing income taxes as a business owner, or if there have been changes to your finances and you're worried about making a mistake trying to file them yourself.


To discuss your tax situation in Sussex or the South East get in touch with our Business Services Partner Robert who can discuss the best path with you:

Email: robertw@swindellsaccounting.co.uk

Tel: 01825 763366

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