5 Promotional Products for Tax TimePosted April 14, 2011 | | Promotional Products, Promotions by Theme or Event
IRS Extends 2011 Tax Deadline
In case you haven’t heard, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has extended this year’s deadline to file your federal income taxes to Monday, April 18th, because of the Washington D.C.-area holiday, Emancipation Day. That means that all you procrastinators out there still have three more days to complete your tax returns.
As always, the IRS recommends that you file online for quicker processing of your return. Furthermore, be advised that because of the increase in online filing and the extension over the weekend, the United States Post Office will not be extending their hours on 4/18, as they have in years past. That means that you will need to be prepared to submit your taxes at the close of business on 4/18.
Also, note that this deadline extension should apply to your state income taxes as well, but you may want to check with your state’s tax office just to be sure.
5 Promotional Products for Tax Time
Although it’s too late to order promotional products in time for this year’s tax deadline, we still wanted to highlight some of the products that would work nicely as part of a tax-time promotion. Banks, CPAs, and other financial companies should consider ordering some of these products whenever they’re planning their next push for new business.
They’ll never forget to carry a 1 with a Imprinted Promotional Calculator from InkHead. Eliminate one element of human error and help your customers get the figures right the first time.
The Black Magic Slim Calculator (shown right) is one our most popular calculators and features a black case and bold, raised buttons for easy pushing. Available at less than $4 each*, this little gadget is sure to add up to more business for your company.
*With minimum order of 150.
Some people prefer to work with a notepad and pen when it comes to doing their taxes. For these “old-school” types, we recommend going with one of our Personalized Promotional Jotters.
Take a look at the Pocket Eco-Note Keeper, presently the most popular custom jotter in the InkHead catalog. The jotter features a cardboard cover made from recucled paper, includes 60 pages of ruled recycled paper, an elastic enclosure, metal ring binder, and an elastic pen loop. It even includes the micro-writer pen shown in the picture!
And because the item is eco-eco-friendly, this item would also work great as part of an Earth Day promotion!
Let’s face it. Tax time can be a stressful (and at times, depressing) experience. After staring at 1040s, W2s, and whatever other forms required to file your taxes, chances are you’ll want something to ease your mind.
Customized Chocolate Coins from InkHead are just the remedy needed! The Lancelot Velour Pouch with Chocolate Coins are great for promoting at special events or reminding customers about your company while also providing them with a sweet treat. Note that the pouches come filled with 5 stock design milk chocolate coins.
While it may not be as stressful as moving or childbirth, doing your taxes is sure to turn a few hairs gray. At those times, wouldn’t it be nice just to squeeze the living daylights out of something? Good thing we have a wonderful selection of Custom Financial Stress Balls, ranging from plump piggy banks to moneybags.
My personal favorite, however, is the $100 Bill Stress Ball (even though it’s more of a cuboid than a sphere). Featuring ol’ Ben Franklin’s mug on one side and your imprint on the other, the $100 Stress Ball is sure to lighten the mood even if Uncle Sam has already lightened your wallet.
Although most people receive their refunds via direct deposit these days, Imprinted Letter Openers can still symbolize the receipt of a hefty tax refund, and who doesn’t love one of those?
The Letter Opener shown here is our most popular and features a stainless steel blade, ensuring that the job will get done quickly. And the large imprint area will ensure that your logo can’t be overlooked.
The Bottom Line
Although the deadline to submit your taxes is in just a few days, there’s always time to order the promotional products mentioned above. Remember that many people will be filing extensions, meaning that there is still six months to promote your tax services. Beyond that, many people and business require financial assistance year-round, and any of the products mentioned above would be perfect gifts to attract new customers or retain existing ones.
As always, the items featured in this post are for illustrative purposes only and may not be available at the time of your order. If you find that the item you desire is out of stock or discontinued, please give us a call at 800-554-0127 anytime between 9 AM and 8 PM Monday through Friday. One of our seasoned Promotions Specialists can find a suitable replacement as well as answer any questions you may have.