There are a few basic things taxpayers can to do to ensure a smooth tax filing season. Taxpayers should be organized, keep good records, complete a tax organizer or checklist to refresh themselves as to items that may have a tax impact, and provide information to their tax preparers early.

This year’s deadline is not April 15

Under federal law, the tax filing deadline gets extended when it falls on a holiday or a weekend. April 15 is a Saturday and Washington, D.C. celebrates the holiday Emancipation…