2016 is shaping up to be a busy year for you and your family. Your responsibilities to your children, job and house never seem to lessen. Although autumn is just beginning, you know that Christmas and New Year's Day will arrive in a blink after Halloween. When those W-2s are delivered, you know that you should track down your deductions, organize your financial accounts and commit to filing as soon as possible. Unfortunately, you usually have the deductions dispersed throughout the house and your financial paperwork is a mess. You have until April to file your taxes, so why sweat the details in January?
If you have recently been appointed as the estate administrator for a deceased loved one, you may be required to file one or more tax returns in addition to managing the decedent's assets, paying off debts and distributing any assets that remain to beneficiaries. This process can be complicated, but hiring an experienced tax attorney can keep it flowing smoothly, leaving you free to complete other tasks requested of you. Your lawyer will help you stay organized and make sure you file the proper paperwork every step of the way.
For a lot of Americans, the tax return deadline came and went without incident. For many, their returns were much like they always are: straightforward and relatively easy to file. But for some individuals, the process may not have been so simple.