Well, I did my taxes this morning. Took hours…including get-online time, corrections through flipping back and forth among pages, and searching for 1099’s.
It’s a great relief when the tax thing is over for the year. Well that’s the Feds…and the State, and through the Miracle of the Internet, the ordeal can be accomplished quickly and accurately…once ya get the hang of it. My taxes are a lot easier now that I have limited income. It’s been several years since I had to let my CPA tax-man go–almost the same time as my investment broker, who said in as many words: “well, now that your money is gone, we no longer have anything in common.”
Sigh…then I felt only very slightly smug when I finally got the notice that my returns had been accepted. Yes! But then…alas…in the email that followed there is a cheery little note that says (in effect) “CONGRATULATIONS! You who can do anything…now you have completed your tax returns (online!)– now you can share our service with your friends and family…other little housewifey/old person types….”
Yes—I do resemble that, and I resentfully take that condescending remark–IT EVEN HAD A CUTE LITTLE BADGE!!!! Truth be told, I was computer-savvy back in the days before those smart-alec IRS people were even in grade school yet.
So I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to sport that cool-looking badge that says: “I Got THIS!” on my blog…It really is quite impressive, and I know it would impress my readers, but still, I hate to brag about my computing prowess. So I will just be subtle and mention in passing that I filed my Income Tax Return on the computer all by myself!