Monday, March 01, 2010
I finally made myself buckle down yesterday afternoon and do my taxes. With the help of Turbo Tax. It took a lot longer than I expected but, once I started, I had to stick with it. And what was the end result, you ask? How big a refund am I getting? Nothing! You can imagine my shock -- and what I said -- when I saw that I have to PAY. Apparently, Boss Lady's accountant isn't withholding enough, so I'll be speaking to her about that today. It's not a huge amount that I have to pay, but I'm offended that I have to pay anything. I never have before. It ticks me off just on general principle. I make practically NO money, but I don't qualify for a tax credit because I'm no longer buying diapers and daycare? That's absurd! The income tax was never meant to become a permanent fixture, anyway, so why are we still laboring under its yoke?
Oh, well, things could certainly be worse. At least I wasn't in Chile Saturday morning. What a humongous earthquake! Mother Nature just has not been a happy camper lately.
Oh, and I'm happy to say that I survived to report that after the ordeal of wading around in Tax Hell without any hip waders, last night's full moon affected me not at all!