We're another family that does them as soon as we get all our paperwork. No sense waiting around. We've only owed one year (hubby messed up his W-4!), and we like to get our refund money as soon as we can!
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If we have to pay, we do them in March and send them in at the last minute. If we get money back, we do them as soon as our W2s and bank statements come in. This year we're getting money back so I'm just waiting for one last thing to come in before I sit down to do them.
I try to do them in February once I have all the documents. It's a pain since they are a bit complicated. I do my dad's taxes as well, and they are more complicated. Without tax software I would be doomed.
For my dad I deduct medical expenses, so it takes quite a bit of time to add everything up in a spreadsheet, calculate the mileage for doctor appointments, etc.
I also do a spreadsheet for my future FIL's medical expenses too. He has an accountant but he still has to provide the medical stuff. If I didn't do it he wouldn't bother.
Now that I do them online, they can't be filed til January 15th which is when I did them. My refund should be in my checking account any day now.
Since I don't have to send in W2's or any other forms, I don't have to wait. And I can figure out most things like property taxes, mortgage interest, etc before any forms come in the mail.
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