There is still plenty of time left until the April 15 income tax filing deadline. But why wait until the last minute to get your affairs in order? By preparing now, you'll make your and your accountant's life(which is me) a lot easier come crunch time. Here is what you need to prepare:

1. Collect Your 1099s and W-2s 2.Collect Copies of Bank or Brokerage Statements

3.Set Aside IRA Contribution Proofs

4.Find Social Security Information for New Additions to Your Family

5.Gather Work Related Receipts 6.Save Pictures, Receipts or Records of Charitable Donations

7.Gather Mortgage Receipts 

8.Gather Proofs Of Purchase for Energy Efficient Goods

9.Tally Co-Pays 10.Locate Last Year's Tax Return