Avoid these common tax prep mistakes

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Kevin Rutherford 2010If you want to dodge the most common mistakes owner-operators make on tax returns, you need to check the major numbers your tax preparer is using, advises columnist Kevin Rutherford.

Doing this can save thousands of dollars in taxes. It also might save you from thousands of dollars in penalties and interest if your preparer makes a stupid mistake in your favor.

Here’s how to monitor your tax preparation.