Common Tax Mistakes

The most common tax return errors are surprising simple.

Missing or Inaccurate Social Security Numbers. Each SSN on a tax return should appear exactly as printed on the Social Security card.

Misspelled Names. A name listed on a tax return should match the name on that person’s Social Security card.

Entering Information Inaccurately. Wages, dividends, bank interest, and other income received and that was reported on an information return should be entered carefully. Double check your information.

Incorrect Filing Status. Some people choose the wrong filing status.

Incorrect Bank Account Numbers. Some people use incorrect routing and account numbers on their return. Be sure to double check your banking info.