Many times when people go to file their income taxes, they are unsure of how to file them. In fact, in some cases they hire other people to do their taxes for them! For many people, filing income taxes is a new thing to them. Because of it being a new experience for them, they are not sure of what is expected with filing income taxes. In fact, all they know is that in most cases people will end up receiving a refund at the end of the year. Most people do not even know what the purpose of filing income taxes is all about.
Along with not knowing the purpose of filing income taxes, they do not know what exactly they will need to file their income taxes. Luckily for them, they will have other people to tell them what they need (if they file the taxes themselves); otherwise if they go to a professional tax company, the company will tell them what to bring with them to their appointment. Most often when people go to have their taxes done by a professional, all they will need is their W-2’s from their employer.