Happy leap year! I started gathering all of my husband’s and my tax data this weekend to file our returns for 2015. I was reminded of how much I hate the process of getting all the W2s, 1099s, giving statements, and other forms together. It wasn’t always like this - when I was younger, I looked forward to a refund, so the process was smooth and fast - not the case lately! You know how it goes – the more combined income, investments, and/or savings you have, the more taxes you pay. But, you are also motivated to work more closely with a tax advisor to lower the tax amount (Thanks Frank – our advisor). I don’t mind paying my fair share, but boy, it’s hard to drum up excitement when Uncle Sam takes a big hunk L
Strategies to Get Those Taxes Done
It’s the year of action, however, so I’m taking it a little bit at a time so I don’t get overwhelmed. If you’re already done, comment below and share some tips you used to keep you going during tax season. Better yet, share this blog with a friend who is not done yet.
I read a couple of timely articles and did a few things differently to take away some of the mental anguish. I’m sharing the love:
- Productivity Wins – We’ve used Dropbox to store our tax files and we share the links/folder so easily with our tax advisor.
- Online Resources for You Business Owners – I’ve used Efile4Biz the last few years to send out my 1099s and it’s super-easy.
- Great reads:
End of Black History Month
It’s the last day of Black History month, so I’ll leave you with this quote from one of my favorite businesswomen – Madame C.J. Walker – to help get you in gear.
“I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.”
Get Yours. I Will Be Getting Mine!