There is no one on the planet that likes tax season. For this reason, people neglect their taxes throughout the year and then wind up with a mess when tax season gets here. To help alleviate the stress that comes with taxes, it is important that you stay on top of them throughout the year. This will end up saving you headaches in the long run, even though it may seem like a larger workload throughout the year. Mark Dicus & Company is here to share some tips to help you keep your taxes on track.
Make Your Life & Your Tax Preparer’s Life Easier
Everyone knows that during tax season, you and your tax preparer are the best of friends. They have a way of sorting out the mess that you bring them every year, and ensuring your taxes are not only filed accurately, but on time as well. It is important that the easier you make their job, the better job they will be able to do for you. If you happen to be paying your tax preparer by the hour, making their job easier could end up saving you money as well.
Expense Management of Receipts
Keeping track of your business practices is a large part of being prepared for tax season. Many businesses are turning to digital records and ditching the paper route. This includes your receipts as well. Now that the IRS will accept digital versions of your receipts, you no longer have to deal with keeping track of those, sometimes slippery little papers anymore. There are many different programs that you can use to simply take a photo of the receipt and then it will log it away for you to come back to at a later time.
Organized Record Keeping
While most of what you need to keep track of can be done digitally, you will likely still have some paper records that you can’t get rid of. This may include signed contracts and other agreements that simply need to stay in paper form. Keep them all in one place and keep it as minimal as possible.
Spend Time on Taxes Each Week
When you think about trying to keep yourself in shape, you wouldn’t be able to do it if you only exercised two weeks out of the year. The same goes for your taxes. You are in no way shape or form going to be ready for tax time if you haven’t spent time on them throughout the year. Take 30 minutes at the end of each week to take a look at your books, file receipts, plan for quarterly payments and get everything else in order for tax season.
Tax Preparation, Filing, Planning & More in Salt Lake City, St. George, West Valley City, Provo, Orem, West Jordan & Greater Cedar City, Utah
If you have a hard time keeping everything in order for your business and for your taxes, you can rely on Mark Dicus & Company to help you do that. We can assist you in bookkeeping as well as tax preparation. Call us today!