Financial Planning 101

Don’t Panic Over Filing Taxes

February is the time of year when people start to think about filing taxes. And when the 1099s don’t arrive by the first week of February, it’s easy to panic.

Unfortunately, delivery delays are common. Increasingly complex tax laws and reporting requirements have led more fund companies to delay issuing 1099s to minimize corrections.

In this installment of Financial Planning 101, W3’s Jonathan Lapine says not to worry and has some advice on how to avoid a frantic rush.

Disclosure: The examples given are hypothetical and for illustrative purposes only. Any tax advice contained herein is of a general nature. Further, you should seek specific tax advice from your tax professional before pursuing any idea contemplated herein.

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Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.