2. Put in that envelope all the tax-related statements coming in the mail this month — from your bank, from your employer, from charities you’ve given to. Do it right away. Why? So they don’t get lost, tossed, or mixed up with other mail. And so they are all there, in one place, when you start working on your taxes.
3. Planning ahead, mark another big envelope "2015 Taxes." Start now to save items — receipts for donations, for example — that you’ll need next year. And in January 2015, toss in all that mail, too.
That’s it. 1-2-3 — done!