Taxing Times

It’s that time of year again — Tax Preparation Time!  I’m not one of the procrastinators who waits until the last moment to prepare and file my taxes.  I like getting it over with as soon as February begins.

To be frank, my taxes aren’t complicated.  No second homes (darn!) or overseas accounts in my life.  I can usually complete them in one evening.   They aren’t 1040EZ easy, but they aren’t as involved as say – President Trump’s taxes.  Although we haven’t seen them so who knows?

I have a great respect for the Internal Revenue Service.  My uncle worked for the IRS until he retired.   I think they have a terribly difficult job, and think about it, most people don’t want to have any dealings with the IRS.  That can be a lonely feeling.  They should have a “Be Kind to your IRS Agent Day”.  We have Nurses’ Week, Administrative Assistant Week, Buy Your Boss Lunch Week (What!  You mean it isn’t a WEEK!  It’s a day…  I’ve been had.)

20 Minutes Later…

Sorry about that.  I needed to call my therapist.   So, remember the IRS doesn’t call you as a first contact.  They will send you a letter.  Don’t let your neighbor, Jack, do your taxes for you because he’s a nice guy and likes to use a calculator.  It happened, I don’t like to talk about it, okay?   Anyway, back to my tax preparation advice.  Don’t use pretty pink ink on your tax forms.   IOU’s aren’t accepted in lieu of a payment.

I hope this was a helpful blog.  Tax deadline for this year is April 18th.  I hope you get the refund you want instead of the one you deserve.  Disclaimer:  I do not have any expertise in regards to tax preparation.  This blog is meant to be humorous (I apologize if you didn’t find it so) and not to be taken as serious advice.  

And Jack, I hope you aren’t mad at me.

 

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