This is NOT A SPONSORED Post, but it is very great information! Thanks Jeff!
Hate the season or love it, tax season is in full swing. Many of us swear to make budget changes, file differently or make drastic cut backs so we don’t have to pay out what we pay, because tax season is no fun! I recently had the chance to exchange emails with Jeff Pickard, President and CEO of Lucion Technologies and got some of his insight on how to go paperless for tax season.
Did you ever notice how tax season can bring an endless influx and flow of both physical and digital documents. The harder you try to to organize these various documents the more draining and frustrating it can be. Going paperless can help you be less cluttered and be more environmentally friendly.
ME: Please define paperless for my readers so we all have a better understanding of what paperless is.
JEFF: You can still get access to your paperwork as long as you keep it around somewhere. If you get rid of the paper after you scan it to a digital file, then you need to ensure that digital file is being protected through a backup program. It is recommended that you keep your paper around in a box or something, until you get comfortable with the whole paperless concept.
ME: Is there a place we can store all the info that we have saved as paperless?
JEFF: When paper is converted to digital files, these files are stored on your computer. This means that your computer should have an easy-to-use software that can help you access, manage, and organize these file. This is what FileCenter does. It is also recommended that you have a backup program on your computer that backs up these files for added protection.
ME: Is there security in place for my paperless stored documents?
JEFF: FileCenter just helps you scan, organize, and manage your digital files. It does not backup the files. You’d need a separate software program to do that.
Hopefully this overview helps you understand the concept of paperless and might encourage you to try it out. My personal thanks to Jeff for answering my very basic questions and offering his wonderful insight to my blog readers.