Personal information

  • Driver’s License or State ID for anyone listed on the return
  • Social security cards for anyone listed on the tax return
  •  Birth Certificates of Children listed on the tax return, if any
  • Banking information such as a voided check where you would like your refund deposited (if applicable)

Business Tax Return Item List –

  •  Copy of your business prior year’s tax return (new clients only)
  • Copy of your personal prior year’s tax return (new clients only)
  • Bookkeeping
    • Updated company’s bookkeeping thru 12-31
    • Print a profit & loss statement and a balance sheet (in cash basis)
  • Copies of the 1099’s (received and distributed)
  • Copies of any payroll records, if any (including W-2s and W-3)
  • Shareholder/member’s basis worksheets as of prior year
  • Copies of any estimated tax payments made for year, if any
  • Copies of the HUD’s for your rental properties, if any
  • List of business assets purchased in the year include the purchase date, cost, and a description of the asset
  • List of business assets disposed in the year including the sales date, sale price, a description of the asset, and copy of the bill of sale
  • If this is your first year in business, we will need a copy of the EIN Letter from the IRS
  •  If your business elected to be taxed as an s-corp, we will need a copy of the s-corp election letter received from the IRS
  • Copy of your Operating Agreement or Company Bylaws

Personal Tax Return Item List –

  • W-2’s, if any
  • Any income received in the year not reported via W-2 or 1099
  • Alimony Received/Paid
  • 1099’s Received (income), if any
  • 1098’s (Mortgage Interest paid), if applicable
  • Real Estate Property Taxes paid, if applicable
  • 1098-T (Tuition Statement) and any books or material purchased
  • K-1s from Partnerships or S-corporations owned including shareholder/member’s basis worksheets as of prior year
  • Any charitable contributions
  • 1099-R’s, if applicable (Retirement Account Distributions)
  • 1099-SSA Social Security, if applicable
  • If self-employed, a summary of income and expenses
  • If you own rental property, a copy of the HUD and a summary of income and expenses
  • Copies of HUD’s for any Real Estate rental properties purchased or sold
  • If claiming a child dependent, evidence that child resides with you i.e. schools records, healthcare provider statement, medical records, child care provider records, placement agency statement, social services records, employer statement.
  • If claiming a child dependent and divorced, a copy of the divorce decree
  • Summary of Medical Expenses for you, your spouse and/or dependents, if any
  • Form 1095-A if you had health insurance from the marketplace or from 1095-B or 1095-C from your private insurance provider

FBAR (Foreign Bank Account Reporting) –

  • Report Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts. A United States person that has a financial interest in or signature authority over foreign financial accounts must file an FBAR if the aggregate value of the foreign financial accounts exceeds $10,000 at any time during the calendar year.
  • Bank names
  • Bank address
  • Account numbers and Swift numbers


  • Type of account owned or where a signature authority exists (Deposit Account or Custodial)
  • Its max value during the year per account
  • Whether they are jointly owned with a spouse or any other third person
  • Whether they are owned by a third party and no financial interest in such account by the taxpayer