It's time for a recipe again. Let´s do some money cooking. Here is my recipe for the annual tax declaration. You can find the original recipe (for Dutch tax payers) here.
Total cooking time: approximately 8 hours
1 year overview from your employer (or 1 for each employer if you have more)
1 overview for the value of your house
1 year mortgage costs overview
1 year overview of health insurance and medical care costs
1 end of year balance per bank account (I use three)
1 year overview of the preliminary tax returns
1 year overview of the hours you worked for your own enterprise (1305 hours in my case)
1. Compile the overview of the hours you spent working for your own enterprise. You can use different ingredients for that. I used: my agenda, the company blog, company newsletters and mailings, bills and outgoing invoices. Print the overview.
2. Compile the overview of health insurance and medical costs. Compile the overview of the preliminary tax returns. Print the overviews.
3. Make copies of all other overviews and documents.
4. Put all the printed and copied documents together in a folder and bring that to your account.
5. Breathe freely!