From parking to taxes, these time-savers let you zip through the mundane parts and get to the good stuff of 2017.
RSVP Mill Valley
Stop combing the car for quarters. The Resident Shopper Vehicle Permit makes it convenient for Mill Valley and Southern Marin residents to shop and dine with free parking at any of the city’s 400 parking meters. cityofmillvalley.org
Drivers can use FasTrak to save time and money on all eight Bay Area toll bridges and in express lanes. Beyond bridges, it can also be used to pay for parking at SFO. bayareafastrak.org
Removing shoes at the airport? A thing of the past. With TSA Pre, security generally takes five minutes or less. Submit an online application, schedule an appointment at any of the 380-plus enrollment centers and get ready to fly through the line. tsa.gov/precheck
Filing taxes electronically helps people track and organize records more efficiently, more accurately and often with bigger refunds. Not to mention it makes both filing and getting that refund faster. irs.gov/filing/e-file-options