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Old 08-14-2014, 08:40 AM
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Default Proven, Simple Record Keeping Methods?

I have always used the Calendar Keeper by Redleaf Press, and I love it. I do not use it to its full capacity. Somehow I need to get myself more organized, because tax time is an absolute nightmare for me every year. We almost always end up filing an extension. I have decided no more of that!

What systems are you using that make your end-of-the-year tax filing go smoothly? What habits have you formed that help you stay organized all year?
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:56 AM
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Minute Menu Kids.

Enter ALL entries once a week at the same time.

Simply hit print when tax time rolls around.

MMK tracks all payments and expenses as well as a variety of other things that make it's use MORE than worth it.
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That's the food program software I use but I do not have the full version. I will explore that. Are you able to prepare your own tax return using MMK?
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Old 08-14-2014, 09:03 AM
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That's the food program software I use but I do not have the full version. I will explore that. Are you able to prepare your own tax return using MMK?
I am not sure. I know lots of providers do (the print outs even tell you what forms the info goes on)

I just print out the final tally's hand it to my tax preparer and let her do her thing. My cost for tax preparation is less than $200 and both my DH and I are self-employed so I am sure it's not an easy task for our accountant but I'd rather hire someone than try to do it myself.

Much less stress that way.

oh, and yes...I have the MMK Pro version.
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Old 08-14-2014, 09:22 AM
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MMK Pro. It is a godsend.

I don't do the Food Program, but the FULL MMK program is well worth the $69.95 a year I pay (then deduct ) .

*I added the "mind your business" tag below only because I wanted to see where it went... The suggestion popped up when adding mmk tags. I will delete it in a bit.. just looks fun.*
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That's the food program software I use but I do not have the full version. I will explore that. Are you able to prepare your own tax return using MMK?
Minute Menu Kids Pro (the version with the accounting section) is not tax preparation software. However, you can print out reports the mirror the tax forms, making it very easy to transfer the number from your reports to your tax return.
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I prefer my own excel forms to any of the programs out there. I have different ones for different things and can customize them to do any calculations I need.
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