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Tax Preparation Checklist for 2017

Suzy Silverstein, Receptionist

January 20, 2017

Hello! Please use this sample tax return preparation checklist to help us plan and prepare your 2016 taxes.  This checklist will assist you in gathering all the necessary tax documents you need to file your Federal and State Tax Returns. Please call our office at (248) 932-0040 for your client tax organizer if you have not yet received it. 

General Taxable Income:

___ W-2 Form(s) for Wages, Salaries, and Tips
___ Interest Income Statements: Form 1099-INT & 1099-OID
___ Dividend Income Statements: Form 1099-DIV
___ Sales of Stock, Land, etc. for Capital Gains: Form 1099-B
___ Sales of Real Estate: Form 1099-S
___ State Tax Refunds: Form 1099-G
___ Alimony Received or Paid
___ Unemployment Compensation Received
___ Miscellaneous Income: Form 1099-MISC


Retirement Income:

___ Retirement Income: Form 1099-R
___ Social Security Income and Railroad Retirement Income: Form SSA-1099


Business Income:

___ Business Income and Expenses
___ Rental Income and Expenses
___ Farm Income and Expenses
___ Form K-1 Income from Partnerships, Trusts, and S-Corporations
___ Tax Deductible Miles Traveled for Business Purposes


Tax Credits:

___ Child Care Provider Address, I.D. Number and Amounts Paid
___ Adoption Expense Information
___ Foreign Taxes paid
___ First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit


Expenses and Tax Deductions:

___ Medical Expenses for the Family
___ Medical Insurance Paid
___ Prescription Medicines and Drugs
___ Doctor and Dentist Payments
___ Hospital and Nurse Payments
___ Tax Deductible Miles Traveled for Medical Purposes
___ Home Mortgage Interest from Form 1098
___ Home Second Mortgage Interest Paid
___ Real Estate Taxes Paid
___ State Taxes Paid with Last Year's Return (if claiming itemized deductions)
___ Personal Property Taxes Paid
___ Charitable Cash Contributions
___ Fair Market Value of Non-cash Contributions to Charities
___ Unreimbursed Expenses Related to Volunteer Work
___ Tax Deductible Mileage for Volunteer Purposes
___ Casualty and Theft Losses
___ Amount Paid to Professional Preparer Last Year
___ Unreimbursed Expenses Related to Your Job
___ Miles Traveled Related to Your Job
___ Union and Professional Dues
___ Investment Expenses
___ Job-hunting Expenses
___ IRA Contributions
___ Student Loan Interest Paid
___ Moving Expenses
___ Last Year's Tax Preparation Fee


Tax Estimate Payments:

___ Estimated Tax Payments Made with ES Vouchers
___ Last Year's Tax Return Overpayment Applied to This Year
___ Off Highway Fuel Taxes Paid


General Information:

___ Copy of Last Year's Tax Return
___ Social Security Numbers for You and Your Spouse
___ Educational Expenses for You and Your Spouse
___ Dependents' Names, Years of Birth, and Social Security Numbers
___ Dependents' Post High School Educational Expenses
___ Child Care Expenses for Each Dependent
___ Prior Year Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) & Personal Identification Number (PIN)-how to find last year's adjusted gross income (AGI)
___ Routing Transmit Number (RTN) (For direct deposit/debit purposes)
___ Bank Account Number (BAN) (For direct deposit/debit purposes)

   

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