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6 tax terrors and how to overcome them

6 tax terrors and how to overcome them

Admit it. You're afraid of your Form 1040 or any other tax forms. That's OK. A lot of us are. And our tax fears, sometimes irrational, sometimes warranted, cause us to do a lot of dumb things when it comes to our annual returns.

Some people put off filing, some don't file at all. Neither of those choices is a wise tax move.

But fear doesn't have to paralyze you. Here are six common tax terrors. Take some comfort in this: Some aren't nearly as terrifying as you might think.

Regardless, you'll find out just how you can conquer your tax terrors, get your returns done in a timely manner and possibly save a few bucks once you've overcome your tax-filing fears.

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