Click of the Wrist – Tax Time Tools

Overwhelmed by April showers . . . of paperwork? The weather may be warming, but for those who are stuck inside with mounds of headache-inducing paperwork as tax time approaches, here’s some good news: a few tools that may make the first half of this month (and the coming tax year!) go just a little more smoothly.

Currency Converter
Need to know the exchange rate on a particular date in the past? This currency converter could save you a lot of time and hassle (and its date correlations for some currencies go back to the 1950s!).

Bean Counter
Not a literal bean counter! The Blunt Bean Counter, a Canadian accountant and blogger, has a goldmine of helpful tax advice and explanations on his blog.

Not the Grocery Bag Method
If receipts are your bane, look into Shoeboxed, an app that converts your receipts into data. You can do it manually, but with the paid version they’ll take care of everything for you.