Stay Secure: Why and How to Go Paperless This Tax Season

About four years ago, I moved from France to the UK. Moving to another country is complex, and expensive; you need to cart a lot of stuff with you. Preparing for the move, I tried to slim down my possessions in many ways and examined the many items that filled my shelves. One thing stood out: I had about 10 linear feet of records for my business.

This pile of records were printouts of accounting documents, invoices and expense receipts, and printouts of tax forms. While this was only a drop in the bucket compared to all the stuff that would eventually fill a moving truck, it seemed like a good time to get rid of those documents and go paperless.

Going paperless is a good way to cut down on clutter, and it can help keep things more organized and more secure. As you can imagine, going from all or mostly paper to paperless can certainly appear as a daunting task–but with the right tools and know-how, it can be done! Are you ready to go paperless?

This post covers how you too can keep all your records in digital form, and outlines the advantages of going paperless and how to securely store and archive your documents.

Read the rest of the article on The Mac Security Blog.


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4 thoughts on “Stay Secure: Why and How to Go Paperless This Tax Season

  1. Hi Kirk, good article, thanks. I shifted to paperless about 5 years ago. My Canon photo scanner no longer worked because the drivers were no longer updated by Canon (I could use a generic driver but it was clunky). So I bought a shiny new Epson V600. Aha! 5 years later the driver software is no longer updated by Epson. Sigh! So the once simple process of inserting a sheet and pressing a button has been replaced by starting up the Epson app on the iMac, using the mouse to find and press several buttons, then inserting the sheet, then more mousing around, etc. Epson have promised me a revised driver with full functionality will be available ‘Real Soon Now’ (whatever happened to Jerry?). Two years and counting. As you say, flatbed scanners are challenging any way. We now have mounds of paper stacked around ours, dreading the day that will be lost to feeding them into the device. Canon and Epson. What more reliable providers could you expect than them?? Cheers.

    • Fujitsu has been very good about keeping their ScanSnap software up to date. That’s one reason I bought mine back in the day.

  2. Hi Kirk, good article, thanks. I shifted to paperless about 5 years ago. My Canon photo scanner no longer worked because the drivers were no longer updated by Canon (I could use a generic driver but it was clunky). So I bought a shiny new Epson V600. Aha! 5 years later the driver software is no longer updated by Epson. Sigh! So the once simple process of inserting a sheet and pressing a button has been replaced by starting up the Epson app on the iMac, using the mouse to find and press several buttons, then inserting the sheet, then more mousing around, etc. Epson have promised me a revised driver with full functionality will be available ‘Real Soon Now’ (whatever happened to Jerry?). Two years and counting. As you say, flatbed scanners are challenging any way. We now have mounds of paper stacked around ours, dreading the day that will be lost to feeding them into the device. Canon and Epson. What more reliable providers could you expect than them?? Cheers.

    • Fujitsu has been very good about keeping their ScanSnap software up to date. That’s one reason I bought mine back in the day.

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