As we all know, but probably don’t want to admit, it’s getting to be tax time.
A while I got an email letting me know that Shoeboxed, who I have written about before, and TaxACT, an online tax filing service, have created a partnership to “make filing taxes and organizing receipts easier”.
Since making things easier and organizing are what this site is all about, I thought I’d mention it.
I don’t think they are saying there is any actual integration between Shoeboxed and TaxACT, but more like they want to let people know that the two services are complimentary.
Organize Electronically Then File Electronically
Looks like the idea is this:
- You use Shoeboxed to organize receipts etc by just dropping them in an envelope and letting Shoeboxed scan and categorize them
- Shoeboxed says that the scanned receipts are “an accepted IRS format for proof of purchase”. I’m not a tax accountant but that is what they say
- Then when it is time to file, file online using TaxACT for free.
Looks like a pretty decent workflow to me. Have any of you used Shoeboxed and/or TaxACT to organize your taxes?