I don't use an accountant, myself. There are some things I'm not particularly organized about, but I do get my taxes done on time. I filed early enough this year, in fact, that some late information from my accounts came in and forced me to file an amended return. But even that one I sent in early last month. But this weekend, I shredded my receipts and so on from 2009. Each year I shred the stuff from three years ago, and store away this year's information. All part of my de-cluttering efforts.