It's tax time once again. Don't put off filling to the last minute! Spend some time getting organized now so you won't be rushing come tax day.
If you've ever been in a panic trying to track down that tax document you know you received, you're in need of a filing system! Spend a little time setting up a system that will keep you organized throughout the year to make tax time stress-free.
Your system can be as simple or as complex as you need it to be. The important thing is to keep all your tax-related documents in one place. Do you open your mail in the same spot every time? Why not place a Large Clip Box or a Portable File Box in your mail zone?
The Large Clip Box
will hold letter-sized documents, and the lid will ensure they all stay safely inside when you head out to visit your accountant.
If you want more organization, the Portable File Box
may be just the thing. Capable of holding letter-size hanging file folders so you can create folders for different tax documents like charitable donations, W-2s and interest statements. The cover has compartments for a 12 inch ruler, sticky notes, pens, pencils, stamps, and more. Visiting a tax adviser? The handle makes transporting the file box super convenient.
Do you do your own taxes at home? Then a File Cart
might be just the right solution for you. The deep drawers accommodate letter-size hanging file folders. Keep organized all year long by customizing as many categories as needed to make tax time simpler. Consider the following categories:
- 1099s, income and dividends statements
- Vehicle information
- Mortgage and bank interest statements
- Real estate tax documents
- Medical expense receipts
- Receipts for charitable donations
- Child care expenses
- Student loan documents
- IRA or 401(k) information
If you'd prefer to keep your system out of sight, a File Box
does the trick. Offering the flexibility of holding either letter- or legal-sized hanging file folders, they will fit easily on standard closet shelving. File Boxes are great for storing your tax history from previous years too! They stack efficiently to save on floor space, and the lids keep everything safely in place.File Crates
are another excellent option for storing hanging file folders. Use either letter- or legal-sized folders to organize your documents. The carry-through handles make them easy to move, and they stack securely to utilize vertical storage space.
By implementing any of Sterilite's document storage products, you will save yourself time and headaches come tax time. And getting into the habit of using your new system throughout the coming year will make next year's tax prep a breeze!