Shoeboxed and TaxACT Trying To Make Taxes Easier

Shoeboxed and TaxACT Trying To Make Taxes Easier


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?

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Brooks Duncan helps individuals and small businesses go paperless. He's been an accountant, a software developer, a manager in a very large corporation, and has run DocumentSnap since 2008. You can find Brooks on Twitter at @documentsnap or @brooksduncan. Thanks for stopping by.

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Marketta Caselton - July 19, 2010 Reply

Damn, cool website. I actually came across this on Google, and I am stoked I did. I will definately be coming back here more often. Wish I could add to the post and bring a bit more to the table, but am just absorbing as much info as I can at the moment.

Thank You

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James - February 2, 2009 Reply

I’ve actually used both, and am a big fan. They are both easy to use and a great deal. I like!

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