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6Feb 2015

Tax Time Stress and how to manage

Tax time can be very stressful and not just for the people preparing the returns. Positive coping mechanisms are one method that people use to deal with the increased tax time stress. According to the Mayo Clinic, stress can effect you in the following ways: Headaches, muscle tension or pain, chest pain, fatigue, change in sex drive, stomach upset, sleep problems, anxiety, restlessness, lack of motivation or focus, irritability or anger, sadness or depression and the list can go on and on.

WebMD suggests the following Stress-Relieving Tips:

  • To avoid last-minute stress, file early and break up the job into little pieces. Luckily, we can help you avoid the last minute stress with your top notch Tax Accountants personally handling your return.
  • For filers with math anxiety, WebMD recommends hiring a preparer or investing in tax software. You can find more information on our tax preparation services by visiting our tax preparation web page
  • Fractious couples should strategize on ways to avoid chronic money fights, WebMD says. For example, try communicating financial information through notes or other modes that won’t carry an accusatory tone.
  • WebMD suggests channeling tax-time stress into a resolution to track your finances more carefully. Better money management is the best way to avoid unpleasant surprises each year, she says.
  • Finally, if you’re feeling overwhelmed, you can always file an extension. We can help you add a few months to the April 15th deadline. But, this must be done as soon as possible.

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