Start gathering your papers and electronic files needed for taxes. Yes, now. Credit card and bank statements, receipts, anything you will need to take to your accountant. And, speaking of your accountant …
Meet with your accountant to review your situation and determine what, if any, actions to take before the official close of the year.
Pay outstanding invoices and avoid back dating checks in January.
Decide if money owed you now should be paid this year or in January. There may be advantages to moving the revenue into the following year.
Archive 2012 email. If your inbox is filled to the brim, here’s your opportunity to reduce your email volume. And compressed email takes up less space. It’s a win-win.