If you want or need to file early this year, contact your tax preparer to get on their schedule so you can ensure the appointment day and time you most prefer. We offer an incentive to clients that get their tax information to us in February just so we can get more returns in the door in a month when we have more time available than we will as we get closer to April 15th.
Tax documents will soon fill your mail box; capture them and put in a safe place, then get your appointment scheduled.
Remember, there is an extension to file your returns, there is not an extension to pay your liability. So if you are going to owe this year, an extension will not help you delay the paying of the liability. Again, get in early with your return preparer so you can estimate your tax liability and send in a payment with your extension.