14 Last-Minute Tax Tips: Don't Leave Money on the Table

11. Don't be embarrassed about your shoebox

Mark Steber of Jackson Hewitt says, "It's an urban myth that tax preparers don't like to see shoeboxes -- or manila envelopes." Don't be embarrassed about the form your records take. Any written records are good. And any research you've done or questions you've gathered will be of interest to a pro helping you out.