How real estate agents can prep for tax season in 3 steps

A system designed for the small-business owner, independent contractor or micro-entrepreneur
  • Open a business bank account if you don't already have one, and use your business check card to pay for all business expenses.
  • Keep track of receipts throughout the year with photos in Evernote.
  • Use your calendar to track mileage for deductions.

By law I cannot give tax advice — nor should I, considering I refuse to use traditional accounting software or the various apps that are available for tracking business expenses. I use simple systems that take advantage of the data created when I spend money to almost effortlessly capture expenses.