4. Early Filers With a Tax Bill Have Time to Make a Plan
Some people may not have a refund to look forward to, but an income tax bill instead. Ouch…
In that case, we understand why you might be putting it off. It probably means that you’ll have to heavily adjust your budget for a while or dip into your emergency savings. None of those options should take precedence and you should focus on taking care of this problem way ahead of time!
Fill your tax forms, file them and you’ll only have to worry about paying in full in April. By doing so you’ll know exactly how much you owe, which should give you more time to figure something out. You could work on a few gigs in the time you have left, sell some stuff, pick up more hours at work in order to compensate.
That way you’ll avoid making potentially harmful financial moves around the deadline.
You know how they say, prevention is key! Make sure to gather all the necessary paperwork ahead of time so you know what’s coming and approach the problem with a level head rather than panicking.