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Friday, January 16, 2015

prepare for taxes with an Epson Portable Scanner



Tax time is upon us. So it’s time to gather all the documents, receipts and everything from last year. One of the best ways to keep everything in one place is to scan then to your computer or a SD card. I was super excited when Epson offered to send me their newest portable scanner to test out.






In the past I would have to sit at my desk, lift up the lid to my scanner and go through a bunch of steps and a ton of time. I have a great all in one printer but it just takes a long time. With the Workforce DS-40 I don’t have to be at my desk. The scanner is small enough it can be right next to me on the couch if I wanted. It can be used with or without a cord or with an SD card.






Before you can use it, you do need to install the software on your computer, but that only takes a few minutes and you are ready to go. Bring up the program, but the document face down and press the scan button. It will bring up a screen as to where you want the document to be saved, once that is done just press ok and the document will start going through. Since the scanner will put it anyplace you want you can designate a folder just for taxes and receipts.




I love the simplicity of this scanner.  Epson has done a really good job. It’s great that you can scan little items like a receipt or even larger full page documents. This comes in handy especially right now with tax season. There are so many recipes that I need to scan. I know my accountant will be happy as I can just hand him a flash drive of everything instead of a huge folder of papers and recipes.


Once I’m done with all my taxes, my next project will be to start scanning pictures. The quality is great. I always think of what could happen. If I scan all my pictures and there is a flood or fire, chances are that they will still be safe, especially since I use a cloud system. I really recommend checking out this printer. Even my mom who isn’t a tech person like me, thought it was really neat and is thinking of getting one. To me it’s worth the money.


Epson is being very generous and is giving one winner their own WorkForce DS-40 scanner. Use the Giveaway Tools below for your chance to win the portable scanner.

Giveaway runs from 1/16 to 1/30 at 9pm CST
Chances of winning depend on entries received.
Open to US residents 18 years and older
prize valued at $179.99
No PO BOX
Winner entry will be verified
Winner has 48 hours to reply to this notification email or another winner will be selected



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28 comments:

  1. I would use the scanner to keep track of all medical information, so many different receipts, different pharmacies, and insurance company. I'm sure I would find other uses for it also.

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  2. I would use it for medical purposes and whatever else that may pop up.Cheryl Abdelnour cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

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  3. I would use it to scan in medical records and bills to make sure my disability claims are kept current. I would also use it to attach any documents or photos that I want or need to email to someone. We had an earlier version where I was employed at a law firm with 500+ lawyers. They were great and I have missed not having access to it. I would love to win!

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  4. This would be used for business and medical claims. My husband had a recent fall in which he had to have plates and screws put in. He is lucky he is alive. Lawyers and selling property would be a great one. Also just for fun for pictures too!

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  6. The compact design is awesome! This would be very helpful especially if traveling to be able to scan important document and have them all in a safe place with easy access. Love the idea!

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  7. There is a massive amount of items I would love to scan for work. Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I could use this to scan my artwork!

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  9. I would use this to scan old photographs that I've long lost the negatives to.

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  10. I would use it for our medical and insurance papers

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  11. To scan in old photographs!

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  12. For photos and for blogging documents!

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  13. To scan old photos, to copy medical records, important certificates and recipes!

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  14. Entered Pediped Originals giveaway

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  15. I would use it to scan trust documents

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  16. I would use it to scan tons of stuff -- would attempt to go paper-free. Bank statements is a big one that I would like to stop storing.

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  17. I would use it to scan soo much so I could throw away all the paper on my desk!

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  18. I would use it to scan bills & pictures to get organized.

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  19. I would scan receipts and bills where I need that extra copy

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  20. I would use it to scan important personal documents, and it would also come in useful for those days when I work from home!

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  21. Would use to scan all the papers on my desk at home and at work!

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  22. I would scan all my kids school work, my work materials and of course pictures!

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  23. My sister has her own business,this would be perfect for her.thanks so much.

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  24. I'd scan all the papers I have from my mothers estate, so we have an easier way of filing them. There are so many of them, this would make it so much eaiser! :)

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  25. I would scan important receipts, recipes, other paperwork which I want a copy of just in case I lose it!

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