Day 7: Sign, seal and deliver
We're almost done! Today, with fresh eyes, double-check your tax form entries.
Once you're sure you've correctly accounted for all your income, claimed every possible deduction and credit, and entered all that information properly on your return, it's time to put the finishing touches on your annual tax duties.
Sign it, electronically or by hand, depending on your delivery method. Either way, a John Hancock is a requirement.
If you did your taxes via computer, be sure to save a copy to your hard drive. A printed copy isn't a bad idea, either. If you filled out your Form 1040 by hand, make yourself a copy of that final form and all attachments.
Then send it on its way, either via the post office or by hitting the "enter" button on your computer keyboard.
That's it -- you're done! Now, take a well-deserved break. And this time next year, you can again complete your annual tax chores in just seven relatively stress-free days.