Before you know it the April 15 deadline for filing your taxes will be here. Are all your papers and receipts organized? I know that if I haven't kept all my paperwork together throughout the year, my April is a disaster.
So how can you keep all your paperwork organized? Personally I like using a binder to keep all my items in one place. In a single binder I have tabs for various categories. For example, one section is for charitable deductions. Other sections include medical expenses, tax forms and miscellaneous receipts. Whether you are preparing your filings at home or use a professional, all documents in one easy to access location streamlines the filing process.
Having used the binder system for a while, I have found some brands work better. The Staples Better Binder with removable FileRings is my favorite.This one inch binder is sturdy and hold up to 275 sheets. Most importantly it has a removable ring; the only binder that offers this option.
The removable ring means that you can detach the ring from the binder and file your whole system into your filing cabinet. No need to take out the papers. Simple click and be done. The removable ring fits in most filing cabinets and boxes. The binder itself can be used year after year with replacement rings.
Don't let your tax filings become a paper mess. Make this year a year to be organized with Staples.