Storing and Accessing your important tax records

Ever come accross an idea or product that is just too good not to tell someone?

That happend to me this week when I installed two apps on my iPhone:

  1. DROPBOX - is a FREE (2 GB) service that gives you access to all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. This means that any file you put into your Dropbox will automatically be saved/synced with all your computers, devices or the dropbox website. It can be used to store all your tax related documents. 
  2. DOCSCAN - is a PDF scanner which will scan all of your important documents with your phone, convert it to PDF or JPEG, and save to your device - for FREE . The paid upgrade allows you to export the document to your DROPBOX account, Facebook, Google Docs, email etc. 
How fantastic is that.  Using DocScan to scan a PDF of my docs etc. I can easily capture an electronic copy of all my important paperwork. Using Dropbox, I can safely store the information in the cloud. So, if my computer fails or my device is lost, I have access to my important documents anywhere, anytime. That is very smart.

So, instead of taking your papers to your accountant (if you can find them) to prepare your tax return, you take your mobile device (which you will have with you anyway), which has all necessay data, including scanned PDF copies of receipts, invoices, PAYG Payment Summaries, log books, etc.
 
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See these posts with tips, calculators and checklists to help you prepare your eTax Return (and get a better refund) with less hassle - checklist of eTax and Assessable Income and deductions and checklist of eTax and Allowable Deductions.

 For help with your eTax return see our eTax Return Checklist.

Web Based Tax Return App:

A benefit of using eZtax, our web based tax return app, is we have the genuine online tools, knowledge and experience to get the best tax refund for our clients, making it easy to complete your annual tax return online.

Our Web Based Tax Return App will step you through all the necessary questions to increase your 2014 tax refund estimate and take into account all relevant tax deductions and tax offsets. Try it now. Its FREE to get started! 

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