So yes here we are the second day in the new financial year! Who's organised???? Wow no need to groan that loudly!!! :))
This weeks missions:
~ Collect all your tax information for the 2011-12 financial year and have it ready for you accountant
~ Set up a system for keeping all your receipts etc for the 2012-13 financial year
Lets start with the last financial year. Do you know where all your receipts etc are???
I want to to find some time this week to collect everything you have so that it's ready once your group certificates come in to make doing your tax much easier. Find a folder or envelope that you can keep it in and pop it in your filing system under Tax 2011-12.
Make sure you get everything you need. Don't forget bank statements of interest earned, receipts, union fees and documentation of anything else that you regularly claim or think you might be able to claim.
Now lets work out a better system for keeping things as they come in for next Tax time.
I actually have another one of these that I use to pay out bills will. Have sections for electricity, phone/internet, Austar and newspaper. Plenty of other pockets for other accounts that might pop up too.
I put a ziplock bag into each section then I can put the correct amount (or as close as I can) in the zippy along with the actual account and it's easy when I go to the Post Office to pay it all.
Anyways slightly off track there. You may choose to use a ringed binder with a plastic sleeve for each item you need to keep. Or maybe a pretty shoe box on a shelf to pop your receipts in with maybe a a few bull dog clips in there to separate different types of receipts.
Whatever system you choose to use, make sure it's simple and a system that you will actually use!
Would love to see your Tax Filing Systems. I'm sure there are some fabulous systems out there. Link up below or on the BDB Wall.