It's the "dreaded" time of the year, the time that makes accountants worldwide cringe and foam at the mouth and makes clueless people like myself shudder and gnash teeth.
That's right. Tax Season.
Dum dum dummmmm......
I despise tax season. Maybe its because I've always been horrible at math. Maybe its because I've never gotten a significant return back. Maybe its because I've often owed money instead. Maybe its because we had a horrible experience with H&R Block one year. Maybe its because the forms give me a headache and the pencil smudges stain my fingers and my brain whirls from lack of numerical use.
Whatever the reason, it's a bummer. And it's time! Last year we filed almost to the deadline and I refuse to do that again this year. Last year we had the excuse - we were moving and pregnant and living with my sister and selling a house and yadda yadda yadda. This year? No excuses. I will break out the Turbo Tax this week and somehow, by the grace of God, figure it out!
This year will be a little more complicated than usual. We've never applied for the "long form" because it was always better to take the automatic thingie deal. (see, I don't even know the right terms! lol) We've always had 2 W2's between me and my hubby, no biggie.
This year, I have 3 W2's, an HSA account tax thingie to pay, 1099's from book sales, etc. PLUS we bought a house, and had a baby - lots of changes!! Maybe they'll turn out to be ones that will actually get us a return! =)
And now I hear something about a house insurance credit or deduction? Oy! So many changes from the economy, too! Any advice from someone who is actually GOOD at filing taxes???? lol Does such a person exist?