Keep a 2017 Tax Folder in an easily accessible place and with the list you created for this year of every item you need to complete your taxes.
Each time you get a hard copy paper you may need for your taxes, place it in this folder and check it off the list.
If you keep receipts for tax write offs, ensure the date is on the receipt and write the purpose of the expense directly on the receipt. If you have many, you may want to keep them in an accordion folder by month or even better, scan them as they come in and keep digital copies with the file named with the date and purpose. This is especially helpful as many receipts fade and become illegible after only a few months.
As soon as you list is complete, provide to your accountant or set aside time to start your own taxes. Don’t wait until the last minute as it will only cause additional stress.
Let your organization and annual de-cluttering pay off. Itemize the things you donate and keep your charitable receipts. You will reduce clutter stress in your home, help someone less fortunate and Uncle Sam will thank you for it!
If you need to be more productive, consider a standing desk and an office transformation. ConsumersAdvocate.org has completed a thorough assessment of the best standing desks. Imagine Home Organization can create an office you’ll want to work in.