Overview

Most tax professionals agree that scanning tax documents is more productive than the alternative—hours in front of the copy machine, burning through reams of paper. But the real question is not to scan or not to scan—it's when to scan. There are two basic camps of firms that have already incorporated scanning into their workflows:  firms that scan on the front-end and firms that scan on the back-end.

When you scan sets the stage for the level of efficiency gains your firm can realize as a result. Firms that scan tax documents on the front-end position themselves for a completely automated and highly efficient paperless tax preparation process, whereas firms that scan on the back-end lay the foundation for electronic archival.

Take a look at our scanning resources to find out what’s best for your firm.


Recommended Scanners

Choosing an appropriate scanner for your office can be challenging. After all, you'll need a solution that meets both quality and productivity standards. With many different choices on the market, how will you decide which is right for your office?

To help guide you in your selection, we've compiled a list of our top picks in scanner solutions. Ranging from 30 to 50+ pages per minute, use the specs below to help determine which scanner best meets your needs.

To make your decision even easier, we've arranged for a Gruntworx discount on any of the scanners listed on this page. Visit 1st In Scanners, a Fujitsu Premier Partner, for more information.


Model # Resolution Min/Max
Document Size
Transport
Speed
Daily Duty Cycle

Fujitsu fi-6103-7160
50-300 dpi  
Min: 2" x 3"
Max: 8.5" x 14"
Mono 40 ppm
Color 30 ppm
Up to 2000 pages

Fujitsu fi-6140-7180
50-600 dpi  
Min: 2" x 3"
Max: 8.5" x 14"
Mono 60 ppm
Color 40 ppm
Up to 2000 pages

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Tax Document Automation automates populating client data into tax preparation software.