Seven Early Tax-Filing Tips That Will Save You Time and Money

Organization helps you file your taxes early
Organization helps you file your taxes early

Personal finance experts Ken and Daria Dolan help you get an early jump on your taxes with simple steps you can take right now that will take some of the stress out of tax season.

The National Taxpayer Advocate recently announced that Americans spend 6.1 billion hours a year on tax prep. That's almost as many hours that 3 million full-time employees work in a year.

You can easily cut down the number of hours you spend preparing your 2011 taxes by taking a few simple steps now. Trust us, tackling tax season in bite-size chunks will make the whole process less daunting.

Here are seven simple, painless tips to save time, money, a headache and hassle down the road:

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