Are you ready to file those tax returns? Sharpen your pencils, get your thinking hat on and line up the calculators: it's tax season, where you need to get your returns ready by April 17, or else potentially be up for some pretty serious penalties. If, like many of us, the thought of sitting down and looking at all those numbers makes you want to move countries, fear not; these nine apps, products, and other unexpected things can make make tax season ever so slightly easier.
The good news about taxes these days is that there are all kinds of tips and tricks to help you file a return that's sparkling and perfect, from specific apps to calculators to a chatbot specially designed to deal with knotty accounting questions. However, that doesn't mean it's not a stressful time of year, particularly if you work for yourself; self-employment means freedom, but it also means taking responsibility for your own taxes, and that may mean you regret going out on your lonesome come April. As a freelancer for over ten years, I can tell you that doing your own tax doesn't have to be a headache, but getting it right is a year-round practice. Get a financial product that suits you and start filing things properly, and come next year your accountant will want to send you flowers.