30 March 2006

'Cause He's the Tax Man!

Someone kick my butt!

I hate this time of year.
I throw all my tax information into a box and wait until the last minute to sort it out and take it to my tax preparer.
Inevitably there is something missing and I have to scramble to find it.

Last year I waited until the 14th of April to begin my tax information gathering. I'm proud of myself this year for beginning before "the midnight hour."

I normally get a small refund, and so long as that is true
the 15th really isn't a deadline.
I've also heard there is less likelihood of being audited if you wait until the last minute.......

Yeah, that's the ticket! Less chance of being audited!

What's your excuse?

5 comments:

Flygirl said...

Ditto!!! Lousy time of year!!!!

I'm really stupid about it. I've had ours figured for over a month and still haven't sent them. They're done in pencil, need to be checked and finished in ink...I got us a really nice refund this year...AND STILL HAVEN'T SENT THEM!

My excuse: I'm Blogging and don't have the time for such nonsense!!!

As they say in Mexico: "talves mananna"!!! BLOG-ON!!!

THIRDWAVEDAVE said...

Ok, I have no other choice: You're both grounded until you finish your taxes.

Kids!

Flygirl said...

TWD: Whatever you do, don't ground us...especially GB!!! He's always "up there" doing good deeds!
TWD's gotta be a CPA...ha!
I promise to mail the Tax Man on Monday...promise...honor bright!
Just don't ground us!!!

THIRDWAVEDAVE said...

Monday, or no collective for you, girl.

D Cave said...

I have always done our taxes. Every year since 197.... One year, just after we had our first child, I thought we probably had to have someone else do them. We now owned a home, had a new baby, etc. After getting them back from the preparer I checked them over and found an error that would have cost us $500. That was the last time someone else did them. For year after I spent hours poring over ever receipt, checking and rechecking every figure. Now, I use Turbo-Tax. What an incredible tool. I can wait until April 14 and have them in our post by April 15. It is great.