Preparing your tax return will be easier if the records you need are organized and readily available:
* Proof of identification
* Social Security numbers for you, your spouse and dependents
* Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents
* Wages and earnings statements: Forms W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, etc.
* Interest and dividends statements from banks, brokerages, etc.
* A copy of last year's tax return
* Bank routing and account numbers
* The amount you paid for childcare and the childcare provider's tax identification number
* Receipts for charitable donations