Today, I got my first tax form in the mail. I’m in Massachusetts, so this one was a proof-of-healthcare form. In the next few weeks I’ll get a couple W2s, a gazillion 10-somethings from every bank that ever met my glance, and probably a bunch of forms with odd numbers that imply I paid state taxes last year and got an electric car tax credit.
I toss it all in a pile for 8 weeks, and then start the tedious process of filing my taxes – or at least aggregating it all for my accountant. It’s an unholy mess. And, whether you use Turbotax or an accountant, everyone hates the paperwork collection process for taxes.
Compliance audits are similar – with the added fun of having to account for the paperwork for a much broader problem. Your systems. Your users. Your physical security. Your digital security. Your policies – and now… terrifyingly, your cloud.