The key to taxes, especially if you have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is consistent organization. That is, once tax season rolls around, you want to have everything you need right at your fingertips. So it helps to have a simple system in place to keep you organized year-round.
Procrastination is one of the challenges for people with ADHD. This is further amplified with taxes “because their tax information is so disorganized the idea of actually sitting down to complete the taxes is overwhelming,” according to Dana Rayburn, a senior certified ADHD coach and author of Organized for Life – The Step by Step Guide to Get You Organized So You Stay Organized.
Here’s a plan to help. Remember that, “The system itself will probably differ from person to person but what’s important is using it consistently and to have tax stuff together in a safe place,” says senior certified ADHD coach Tara McGillicuddy.