Although some ADDults struggle with formulating systems to keep track of important papers and documentation, the bigger problem is NOT an inability to devise and initiate a system, but instead, lack of maintenance of the system. This leads to a whole mess of piles and disorganized paperwork, so in order to actually DO the taxes, there is a boatload of work to do just to gather and organize the necessary documentation and this often includes finding it.
If you don't have an accountant, how can you get your taxes done on time and with less stress? The BEST way to begin to get yourself more organized, is to determine specifically how you are unorganized. What actually happens to create the chaos? When you figure that out, you will have a better grasp on what systems you need to put into place. In addition, the best and most basic strategy for dealing with tasks and projects that are overwhelming is to break them down, break them down and break them down some more. And then, START on SOMETHING! Mark Twain said it best:
is breaking your complex and overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks and then
starting on the first one.
(and you still have plenty of time!
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