We’ve been away for Spring Break for the last week, which was lovely, but as soon as we got back last night there was no more procrastination. I had to get our tax paperwork together. I used to do our taxes, years ago when they were fairly simple. But, as my husband’s job has progressed, taxes have gotten much more complicated. We have to file taxes in every state his company operates in. Something to do with stocks. It’s confusing, and something I want no part of, so we now have our taxes done by a professional, thank goodness. And now, of course, eBay is also added to the mix. AND our tax guy who we’ve used for years retired after last year. Sounds like it could have been a real mess, but the new guy seemed completely unfazed by it all. Phew.
I know I do it to myself, all the tax stress and not keeping my records quite as orderly as I should. Then it becomes a race against time to whip it back into shape. Here’s my new tax year’s resolution: take a minute each evening before I start listing to enter any receipts, mileage, etc. (Don’t let them pile up until I have to wade through several months backlog!)
And here’s a question for you:
Do you have a fabulous way to keep track of what’s already sold in your inventory? I keep track of what I’ve bought, but it is so.much.harder. for me to keep track of what has sold. I even purchased a handy dandy inventory spreadsheet, but going back in time to find where I originally listed each item to then update the line item to sold . . . I have enough items listed (I broke 800 this month!) that it can be a time consuming needle in a haystack type hunt trying to find the right line item. Is this even making sense? Does anyone have a solution that works for them? Please share!