Friday, April 5, 2013

Master Lock Tax Relief Sweepstakes and Storage Security File Box Review...


Did you know that 80% of Americans who filed taxes last year did so electronically? (according to the IRS)

With the popularity of filing taxes online continuing to rise, Master Lock is providing you with the digital tools and top 5 tips to simplify the filing process and keep private income information safe.

One of these tools is the Master Lock Vault-- a safe and secure online storage and organization system. As an added bonus for taxpayers in the U.S. this year, you will have a change to win 1 of 5, $1,000 prizes when you register for a Vault account as part of the Master Lock "Tax Relief Rewards" Sweepstakes.

- Top 5 Tips to Simplify the Filing Process and Keep Private Income Information Safe - 

1.       Request electronic copies of your tax forms.

  Many employers offer employees the option to receive their W-2 forms electronically, instead of by mail. By eliminating the risk of postal delays or missed deliveries, this ensures that your W-2 will be delivered securely as soon as it is available. Plus, faster W-2s can mean faster tax returns.

2.       Securely store documents online. 

 Avoid the mess of a mound of paperwork by storing -- and organizing -- all of your tax-related documents online. By utilizing a free, secure service such as the Master Lock Vault ( you'll have easy access to all of your files wherever you are and help ensure that none of your paper documents will ever be lost, misplaced, stolen or damaged. Not only can you upload PDF forms, but you can upload photos from your phone of important receipts and expenses for your records. All data is instantly synchronized between the website and the App. Bonus: securely store log-in information for your bank accounts and tax filing site in the Vault so you'll never have to worry about forgetting your username or password.

3.       Think taxes year-round.  

Don't wait until you're ready to file your taxes to start collecting and organizing the supporting documents you'll need to complete your return. Avoid the scramble by capturing and uploading a digital image of your receipt each time you pay the babysitter or have a tax deductible transaction, fill a prescription at the pharmacy, or make a charitable contribution such as dropping off a clothing donation to your local thrift store.

4.       Opt for direct deposit.  

If you've done everything else online, why request a hard-copy check when it comes time to claim your refund? When combined with electronic filing, direct deposit is the fastest way to get your refund. If you're on the other side of the spectrum and find that you owe taxes, opt to pay online and you can avoid the long tax-season lines at the post office.

5.       Call for help. 

 Sometimes, outside advice is necessary, and you can now get the help you need without leaving home. Based on the complexity of your question, there are a variety of resources to turn to. For example, the IRS offers a toll-free hotline for tax questions during weekdays. Several tax-prep software providers also offer guidance via online forums or on their social media feeds.


- Master Lock Storage Security File Box Review -

Keeping our tax information and other private paperwork secure is very important to us. You never know these days who's trying to obtain your private info to scam you etc... and we take every precaution necessary to keep them from doing so! 

Master Lock recently sent us their Storage Security File Box No. 7148D for review. The Master Lock Storage File Security Box is perfect for keeping your original copies of tax forms and other personal documents safe and secure. 

It's made from a durable steel construction that will stand up to daily use and last for years to come. It allows you to keep all of your documents neatly filed and organized with it's built-in shelves for convenient file folder hanging. Your item's will be safely filed away with the locking cover that offers added security.

We put this new storage box to use right away. It's great to know that we can file our taxes online and keep all of our tax documents safe and secure in one place so that if we ever need them, we now know exactly where they are! If you are looking for a convenient place to file and secure important papers then I definitely recommend the Master Lock Storage Security File Box No. 7148D!



To learn more about the Master Lock Tax Relief Sweepstakes please click HERE

Disclaimer: Master Lock sent the Jackson Five Family Blog a complimentary product sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are our own!


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