Time to tackle those taxes

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

The snow is melting. The sun is shining. The midpoint of March is behind us, and all these signs point to one thing: Tax season is upon us.

Filing income returns is a taxing, tedious task, with organizing information in itself a substantial time-eater.

The process can be complicated. Do it wrong and you might be audited and have to justify every line. The government isn’t exactly warm and cuddly when it comes to income tax returns.

Dazed from “intaxication,” mistakes can become costly to the innocent tax filer.

Thankfully there are places around Scarborough that can help you file your taxes, so it doesn’t feel like a do-it-yourself mugging when you see how much the government gets.

Where to get them done:

Softron Tax: Scarborough Town Centre, 300 Borough Dr.

With more than 30 years in the business, Softron Tax is a close income tax service. It offers various tax-related services, including fast cash refunds,

tax adjustments and pre/post assessments.

It also has a gift promotion, which comes free

with every tax preparation.

H&R Block: 4500 Kingston Rd. or 799 Milner Ave.

One of the biggest tax agencies in the GTA, H&R Block can provide year-round service for those seeking it.

Also available from H&R is its online tax program if you take the mission solo.

With reimbursement and penalty coverage guaranteed if there are any errors, it is one of the fastest ways to get the job done.

Invermac Business Services: 15 Skyridge Rd.

Looking for a homegrown firm? Invermac Business Services specializes in all things business, such as tax preparation, accounting and consulting services.

With May 2 approaching — the final day to file personal income-tax returns for the previous taxation year — there’s still plenty of time to get them done.

The final deadline usually falls on April 30, but this year it falls on a Saturday.