Does filing taxes fill you with dread? You’re not alone. NFIB’s research has found that federal tax rates, state tax rates, tax complexity, and frequent changes in tax law give small business owners big headaches. These clever apps and tools make it easier to manage onerous tasks—and you may even have a little fun using them.
Sort receipts: Shoeboxed ($9.95+/month; Shoeboxed.com)
Snap a pic of receipts to turn them into categorized, IRS-ready electronic records for tax time. Too busy? Mail the whole stack in. The Shoeboxed team will scan them for you.
Take inventory: Stitch Labs ($199+/month; StitchLabs.com)
Tracks and manages inventory everywhere you sell and store products, including brick-and-mortar stores, e-commerce websites, and warehouses. Syncs with Amazon, eBay, Square, Intuit Quick-Books, and more. (Retailers, rejoice!)
Calculate asset depreciation: Wasp Barcode Technologies
Tracks key assets like computers, smartphones, software, and any manufacturing or production equipment that can be reported on a company’s tax return. Visit WaspBarcode.com for a consultation.
Tally business mileage: MileIQ ($5.99+; MileIQ.com)
Swipe the GPS-enabled app to classify the miles as personal or work. Access robust reports that might make your tax preparer dance for joy.
Find more tax planning resources for your business at NFIB.com/TaxHelp.