If tax season is daunting, it doesn’t have to be. Thinking about taxes throughout the year helps make the months and weeks leading up to the April 15 deadline easier especially when using apps and cloud based programs that help you keeping up with receipts, payments, and expenses in real time so you can file without stress before the deadline.
What tools are my secret weapons to stay organized and on top of taxes throughout the year?
Watch my 6 tax tips for consultants and freelance writers video for a look at helpful resources that every household will benefit from using in order to take the stress out of tax prep.
One of the tools that I suggest is Master Lock Vault. This free, secure service provides easy access to digitized versions of important files and also can assist you in storing login credentials for personal banking and other cloud based systems through an encrypted database that will keep your personal information safe.
Those who use Master Lock Vault to organize their documents for this year’s taxes have a chance to win $1000 to supplement your tax refund or pay off money owed.
How do you win? Here are some instructions from Master Lock:
New users can register for a Vault account at www.masterlock.com/tax_relief or MasterLockVault.com. Once the account has been activated, users will receive an email containing the sweepstakes entry form. Existing Vault users who have opted in for brand communications will receive an email with the sweepstakes entry form once the sweepstakes kicks off March 11. One entry will be accepted per person through April 16, when the sweepstakes closes and five winners will be drawn at random.
As a member of Master Lock’s Live Secure Safety Squad, I was compensated for my time in writing this post and creating a video but all opinions are my own.