Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Labels: General Gabbing
Don't throw anything at me...... I'm going to say it......OUTLOUD....Well, TYPE it outloud......
TAX TIME IS UPON US AGAIN!!! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!
In order to try to help me avoid being curled up on the floor in a fetal position sucking my thumb and repeating "I want my mommy" over and over on April 15th, I've already been working on my taxes. Also in hopes of having time to save up the buttload of money I probably will have to pay in again this year. Not that I mind.....not at all..... Just doing our part......no biggie.......Did that sound convincing? Didn't think so..
Sometimes I think I need to move out of California to a more TAX FRIENDLY (is that an oxymoron?) State......
March is here and April 15th is just around the corner. Seems like it was just last month that I was getting all my tax paperwork in for 2008. Time flies when you are having fun I guess.
I thought I would share a few tips that I do around our office that I also use for our personal STUFF.....
Cuz I'm just so organized (NOT) like that....... But remember, this is my mission. To become MISS ORGANIZED.....and my mission is to take you all with me. So the few things I do that are organized I just feel I have to share.
PLEASE DO THE SAME......... SHARE AWAY.......Maybe you already are Miss Organized and we can all learn from you. Or maybe you are like me and striving to be organized and together we can make one organized person.
Use a small file cabinet or a they make plastic file boxes with lids and a handle (I got mine at Office Depot...you can see some HERE which are very handy, don't take up as much room and BONUS.......are fairly inexpensive.
I have a file for each credit card with the last 4 digits of the CC# on it, for each employee. When receipts come in I sort them into the appropriate file.
When the Credit Card statement comes in I am able to go thru the statement and I highlight each item I have receipts for (I ask employees for receipts they didn't turn in) and I attach the receipts to the statement. Sometimes there are allot of receipts so I will use (free) Federal Express clear envelope (that the packing slip slides into) as my "pouch" to hold receipts and I staple that "pouch" to the back of the statement.
I also have 3 files for bills. 1st thru 10th. 10th thru 20th and 20th thru 31st. I put each bill in the appropriate file by it's due date. This way I can easily grab the file with the bills I need to pay instead of sorting through each one.
I have another file that I keep all medical receipts in. Prescriptions, co-pays, etc.
Another file for any donations we make throughout the year.
These are a few things I have off the top of my head if I think of anymore I'll share.
If you need help getting ready for your taxes H&R Block has a "Tax Preparation Checklist" HERE, that you might find helpful.
Do you have any tips of things you do throughout the year for either your business or personal that others (ME) might find helpful?
Lay it on me peeps........ Spill it........Tip away......share your wisdom...
Ok, my dorko self is closing now....
Posted by Stephanie at 11:10 AM