Tuesday, April 15, 2008

I Survived.

I did my 2006 taxes in December of 2006.

That was nice.

I did my 2007 taxes in April of 2007.

That was not.

But I survived.


20 bonus scribbles:

conley730 4/15/2008 09:28:00 PM  

I did mine in February. Thanks be to whoever created Turbo Tax. It makes it so much easier! Now if I could just stop one of my deductions from trying to kill my other deduction!!!

Ello 4/15/2008 09:32:00 PM  

I just got them done! Every year I am down to the wire! It is a bad trait of ours! so late at everything. sigh.

Edie 4/15/2008 09:41:00 PM  

I did mine last month, got my refund check yesterday and put it in the bank today.:)

Congrats on getting yours done!

Anissa 4/15/2008 11:54:00 PM  

Dropped them in the mail today. Was actually correcting an error with white-out this morning. Nothing like waiting till the last minute. Glad I wasn't alone. :)

Bernita 4/16/2008 07:57:00 AM  

Late last year, early this.

Michelle Lauren 4/16/2008 06:09:00 PM  

Hey Natasha,

Thanks for posting a message for me at the Naughty Girls Next Door. I totally forget to tell YOU congrats on the Stephanie Plum essay book. How cool for you! I've never read Janet Evanovich's Plum series, but I have read almost all of the "Full" series (all the ones written with Charlotte Hughes). Great stuff, fast pacing.

Warm regards,

Michelle Lauren
www.michellelaurenbooks.com|Fiction the Defies Boundaries

Michelle Lauren 4/16/2008 06:10:00 PM  

As for my taxes, I did them about a month ago and only cried part of the time. The whole process frustrates me so much. I hate filling out forms (this is despite having used an electronic program to help complete my taxes).

I'm glad I won't have to do it again for a while.

StarvingWriteNow 4/16/2008 07:33:00 PM  

I do them as soon as I get my W2s. Love those refunds, baby!

Zoe Winters 4/17/2008 12:18:00 AM  

My husband does my taxes, cause we file jointly and he just does them. I just have to give him my W-2's.

Kate S 4/17/2008 02:44:00 AM  

Sunday night. :)

A few tears, a few more gray hairs, but it's done.

Meg Gardiner,  4/17/2008 07:34:00 AM  


And: Tag.

I tag you to write six random things about yourself. Rules on my blog.

Karen Olson 4/17/2008 10:28:00 AM  

Couple of years ago we decided we couldn't do them ourselves anymore, with all my book stuff. So we've hired an accountant to do our taxes. It's such a relief.

R.J. Keller 4/17/2008 11:18:00 AM  

We did ours back in February. "Get it over with" is my motto.

spyscribbler 4/17/2008 12:04:00 PM  

Oh yes, Conley! And so funny about one deduction trying to kill the other deductions. Isn't that the truth??

Yay, Ello! I get like that, sometimes. I very much regret it!

Edie, that's awesome! I have a sneaking suspicion that I'd get my taxes done a lot earlier if I were getting a refund check, LOL!

spyscribbler 4/17/2008 12:08:00 PM  

Anissa, I like your new picture! White-out? You're so good. Have you heard of the free Turbo Tax online version? Even some states offer a free e-filing version on the state tax website.

Bernita, I was just wondering if taxes were the complicated mess in Canada as they are in the US.

Thanks, Michelle! My true addiction to all things Stephanie Plum is because I am head over heels for Ranger.

And taxes, yeah ... even Turbo Tax Home & Business doesn't make it easy to navigate that damn Schedule C.

spyscribbler 4/17/2008 12:10:00 PM  

WriteNow, I bet! If only I were getting refunds, I'd do my taxes on January 1!

Zoe, I do DH's. They're easy. W-2s, plug 'em in the free Turbo Tax, and I have his done in an hour. The whole self-employment thing causes DAYS, and I mean DAYS of work. Ick!

Kate, yay! A bunch of gray hairs here, too. I didn't cry this year, only because I knew exactly what I was getting. I would have cried, but I'd been depressed about it for a few months, LOL.

Oooh, thanks, Meg! I'll check that out!

spyscribbler 4/17/2008 12:17:00 PM  

Karen, I bet! Years ago, I worked for six months in a law firm that did taxes for its clients, along with other stuff. I knew I wouldn't be able to afford an accountant when I went into business for myself, so I studied my ass off before I became self-employed. It worked, although this year I wasn't so good at searching for the updates to tax law.

And now, I just can't see spending $300 when I know how to do it myself. It sure is stressful, though! Still, the bulk of the work is stuff I'd have to do BEFORE going to an accountant. His bit is the easy part! (Except for learning his knowledge!)

R.J., good motto! Definitely my motto for next year! My taxes will be done in December. I'm determined.

Barrie 4/17/2008 01:18:00 PM  

Well.....we got an extension. Because of me. :( I just could not not not get my stuff together in time.

I'm thinking this year I'll be a little more organized and... get receipts, etc at the end of each month.

Travis Erwin 4/17/2008 02:34:00 PM  

Finished and awaiting my refund.

spyscribbler 4/17/2008 08:57:00 PM  

LOL, Barrie! I've been there! And you know what? Every single year I tell myself I'm going to be more organized.

But this year I mean it, LOL!

Yay, Travis! Love those refunds!