What's the dumbest tax mistake you've made?
By the end of this week, Canada breathes a collective sigh of relief.
Because, when the Apr. 30 tax deadline comes and goes, it’s like a great burden off our shoulders. Akin to Roy Halladay looking at the Phillies’ schedule last month and seeing he’d face the Nationals, Astros, Marlins and Braves to start the season.
Though, if you’re one of the millions of Canadians who haven’t yet filed their taxes, there’s a chance your hasty filing will lead to a boner of a mistake. The purpose of this post, then, is to act as a cleansing forum for us all …
We ask: what is the dumbest tax mistake you’ve ever made?
And they’re not just generic, big picture screw-ups like “I missed the filing deadline” or “I hired Rahim Jaffer to run my books” that cause the largest tax mistakes.
Usually, it’s something stupid that dooms our filings. In fact, of FinancialHighway’s Top 10 Common Tax Filing Mistakes, at least four gaffes are the tax equivalent to spelling your name wrong on the SATs:
-Wrong Social Security Number (Update: Author is an idiot, meant Social Insurance Number - JB.)
-Wrong ID numbers
-You forget to sign your return
Those sound familiar? If so, odds are you’ve made a dumb tax mistake or two.
Then tell us, Canada. What’s your dumbest tax mistake ever?
By Jason Buckland, MSN Money