It’s the most wonderful time of the year…Tax season!
What! You’re not excited about tax season?
Not matter what day of the week it falls on, April 15 is every small business owner’s worst nightmare because that means there will always be more money going out the door and headed straight to the IRS, which is the last place any business owners wants to see their money go.
While tax season isn’t fun for anyone, including a business that has to mail the IRS money (groan!), Staples wants to make this season more cheerful and easy, and will help you get organized with expert tips and top products during tax season.
Staples is the world’s largest office products company and the second largest Internet retailer that sells every kind of product your business would need to be successful:
- Office furniture
- Computer hardware and software
- Office supplies
- Art supplies
- Food and drinks
- And much more
Staples’ is the toy store for business owners!
“A well–organized office helps you find what you need and to work efficiently, which reduces stress,” said Julie Morgenstern, an internationally known organizing and time management expert. “More importantly, staying organized lets you to spend more of your valuable time on what’s most important to your business.”
To make tax season less daunting this year, Staples has expanded their products with a new assortment top organizational products to make your life a little easier.
Staples New BETTER® Binder with removable FileRings™ – the first of its kind binder features file rings that detach from the shell for easy filing in any standard filing cabinet. Now available in black, white, red, green and blue covers exclusively on Staples.com (Staples 1-inch BETTER Binder: $12.99 and removable FileRings: $4.99).
The FileRings are super easy to remove and insert a new one.
Just push the file ring forward slightly until you hear a ‘click’ and then lift off the binder. Take the new file ring and place it directly over the plastic tabs, pull file ring back towards you until it clicks back in place. It’s that easy!
The reverse side of the file ring has a space for you to write down what files are stored on that ring for identifications purposes.
Staples 10-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder – New and improved, the Staples shredder has several new features including a convenient pull out bin, and a lockout key that functions as a master power control and renders the shredder non-functional until the key is replaced. ($99.99)
Staples One-Touch™ Aero Stapler – Perfect for the consumer who has an eye for design and likes to personalize their desk supplies. The 20–sheet capacity Aero offers contemporary designs with a raised handle that makes stapling effortless. Available in black, silver or blue. ($14.99)
Make sure you bolt this stapler to your desk or you’ll never get it back!
With its slick and modern design, the Aero stapler is a synch to use and super stylish.
Press down lightly on the handle to staple papers together and pull handle upward to open and refill with more staples.
Martha Stewart Home Office™ with Avery™ – With this beautiful line of innovative products, customers can keep their office organized and looking great. Available exclusively at Staples, the collection features an accordion file, which is perfect for tax organization. (Starting at $11.99)
M by Staples™ Arc Customizable Notebook System – Available in durable poly or leather covers with premium, heavyweight paper, this customizable notebook has repositionable sheets that can moved from one section to another making organization a breeze. (Starting at $7.99)
No hole punching required!
Add pages in a flash by sliding the already prepared refilled sheets one–by–one or in a group into place. Pull gently and the paper comes out as easy as it when in.
Relay Flash Drives – The easy and smart way to transfer files from one computer to another. (64GB-$69.99; 32GB-$49.99; 16GB-$27.99; 8GB-$17.99)
These little drives are perfect for storing all kinds of files such as Excel spreadsheets, Word docs, PowerPoint presentations, and even large graphic files.
The drives are Mac and PC compatible and will fit into any USB port.
TurboTax® – This tax software makes it easy for anyone to be their own tax expert. Staples is offering $10 off all deluxe and higher TurboTax solutions along with FREE software (Intuit Quicken 2013 Starter and McAfee Internet Security) after rebate.
External Encrypted Portable Drives – For anyone wanting to ensure confidential, commercially sensitive files are kept secure, Staples has a great assortment of encrypted drives. Starting WD’s 500GB My Passport ($79.99) and up to two terabytes ($149.99).
Technology Update – Staples offers a great selection of the hottest new computers, laptops, tablets and printers to improve your organization and productivity in the New Year. Staples customers nationwide can experience the latest Windows 8 computers and get help selecting the right computer from certified Staples EasyTech associates.
Martha Stewart Home Office™ Blair Collection – Improve organization, filing and overall productivity in any workspace with the Martha Stewart Home Office™ Blair Collection office furniture. Available exclusively at Staples and Staples.com, the streamlined Blair desk (walnut brown or sand gray finishes) provides a generous work surface with hidden power strip, USB ports and drop-front center drawer that converts into a shelf. ($299)
In addition, Staples recommends a few easy steps – shed, shred, and get ahead – to help customers increase efficiency and organize the office.
Shed – purge unwanted files or papers and organize the documents in binders. The Internal Revenue Service recommends keeping important business records from three to seven years, depending on the documents.
Staples recently launched its Binder Recycling Program, which gives customers $2 off the purchase of a new binder for each binder they bring in to a Staples store to recycle.
Shred – protect your business and identity against fraud by shredding unneeded paperwork with sensitive information.
Staples has also created a way for you to protect yourself and your business against identity theft with Free Shredding from the Staples Copy & Print center.
Just drop off up to 5 lbs. of your documents to be shredded at any Staples store and their partner, Iron Mountain, and they’ll take care of the rest.
Get Ahead – It’s also a good time to make sure electronic files are secure and protected. It’s critical for any small business owner to have the right organizational tools such as network storage devices to back up files especially as tax season gets started.
It’s that easy!