deal with, do, get through, go through, handle, prepare, process

I need to get this paperwork done by tonight.

I have a lot of paperwork to get through.

complete, finish

The project involved an enormous amount of paperwork.

fill in (BrE), fill out (esp. AmE)
file, submit

He filed the necessary paperwork to establish the club's business name.

paperwork for

Have you done all the necessary paperwork for the sale?

a backlog, mountain, pile, etc. of paperwork

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