Most people don't like to think about tax time - but now that January is over and W2's have been sent out - you might want to get a jump start on getting all of your tax information together!
Don't wait until April. That will just cause you a lot of stress!
First - get a folder or envelope so that you can put anything related to your taxes in one spot. Also, by keeping a folder marked "Taxes" - anything that comes in relating to taxes can be put into it throughout the year.
Second - get out your tax checklist and check off the items that you already have. If you don't have checklist - now is the time to make one. This will makes things easier next tax season.
Anything that you need for taxes, W2's, mortgage information, banking information, deduction information - should all be on your checklist. By doing this you won't have to remember everything that you need and you won't forget anything.
Third - make an appointment with your accountant as soon as possible - so that you aren't waiting until the last minute (and getting stressed out)
Fourth - after getting your completed tax forms back from your accountant - sign and send them out immediately
Fifth - be thankful that you are ahead of everyone else
Remember - being organized will save you time and reduce your stress
Less Clutter = Less Stress SM in your home, your business and your life
Organizational Consulting Services