InFocus: Organizing year end finances

Be prepared for January 2018 by organizing your finances now.

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The winter holidays are fast approaching and people are busy preparing for festivities,so the last thing on most people’s minds is preparing to file income tax returns.

This Sunday on 22News InFocus, we have financial professionals who will provide information on tax preparation and how to get your personal finances in order.

We’ll be discussing the checklist needed to organize your paperwork for filing taxes, as well as determining what credits and deductions you may be eligible to declare.

You’ll also learn about the most effective ways to create and stick to a budget, the importance of checking your credit report, and ways to protect yourself from identity theft.

You can watch 22News InFocus this Sunday at noon on the air,or streaming on your mobile device using the 22News app. And if you miss it, you’ll find it on our website at WWLP-dot-com.

Below are links that may help you with your personal finances and income tax filing:

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR)

Cambridge Credit Counseling consumer credit counseling services.

Review your credit reports