People usually complain about taxes for two reasons – the complexity involved and the fact they have to pay money to the government. While both reasons are certainly valid, we find most people really dislike tax season because of all the work involved in digging up their financial records in an effort to get organized.
In truth, tax season should be a relatively simple process to get through for any taxpayer and this includes you. If you are organized and stay on top of your finances throughout the year, tax season can involve no more than an hour of your time and often less.
Spend the first two weeks of April running around looking for receipts, payroll stubs and other tax documents? You are torturing yourself unnecessarily. A far better approach is to keep a record of your finances throughout the year. Quickbooks is the perfect program for this task.
Quickbooks is a bookkeeping software program. Don’t panic. The program is very easy to use. You can sign up for it online or buy a disk and load the program onto your computer.
Once you have access to the program, you simply enter financial transactions as they happen throughout the year. When you write a check to a credit card company, you simply click the “write a check” button in the program and enter the transaction. It can take a little practice to get used to, but if you can use Facebook, you can use Quickbooks.
So, how does using Quickbooks make tax season less stressful? When April rolls around, your tax records are already in order. No digging through boxes to try to find receipts. No spending a day trying to read through your checkbook ledger to figure out all your different expenses and the categories they fall into. You simply give us access to your Quickbooks information and we take it from there.
It doesn’t get much simpler than that.
Contact us today get help with setting the program up or training.