When we started our farm, we also started working with an accountant for our taxes. It has been a life saver!
The first year was a lot of work because we were not prepared for what all we needed to do. At tax time it was a rush to organize.
That first year I learned about each category we had on our taxes (such as "feed" for the animals, "show costs" and so forth). Each January at the beginning of a new year I write on envelopes for each category, then whenever I get a receipt, I put it in the right envelope. At tax time we only have to add it up! Easy!!!
This way we get our taxes done fast and are done with it before many people even start on theirs.