If you get Antsy about the small stuff you have to do around Tax time that takes time, remind yourself that small bite sized jobs take minutes to do. Tax time all in one hit can take days. Ask yourself if you'd prefer to spend fifteen minutes doing something now or fifteen days sorting the whole lot out next tax time? Getting into the habit of doing things this way may take some time to develop, but should be worth it in the end.
2- know the information you need.
Your information that you need can be a number of things: pay slips, receipts, previous tax advise or information. Basically it could be anything you will need to sort your taxes out when the time comes. You should know what you need unless this is your first year filing taxes.
3- Have a monthly Plan.
Make sure that you plan for each month. set out the things that you will need for taxes each month. You can forget about it and move on with other things in your life. Example. Make a habit of printing off bank statement every month. Make sure that you keep them in the same place each month.
4- File away and Categorize.
You can use a filing paper system as well as an electronic system that way things won't get lost you have backup if needed. Make sure that you get in the habit of filing things away as soon as you receive them. You will keep things in a system it is easier when tax time comes.
5- Use reputable financial software and tools.
Check out certain software and tools to see if they can help you get better organized.
6- Hang on to those records.
Create a financial system if need be or use an existing one that works. If you have your own business and you need to keep more in depth records, make sure you're up to date. Set aside maybe half an hour a day to organize your finances so you have all the records you need.
7- Hire an accountant or bookkeeper if necessary.
If you find yourself struggling with a lot of documents and paperwork, and you're finding it hard to keep up with things on your own, then maybe it's time to outsource some of the work to a professional who can help you.