Okay, so how many of you read the subject of this post and ran screaming into the night? I admit, the thought of tax time makes my stomach curdle. Not because I think I might owe anything. I'm nowhere near making enough money to offset my deductions, Nope. I get queasy because I know I have a boatload of work to do before I can even start my taxes and the thought of approaching the BIG ENVELOPE OF RECEIPTS scares the crap out of me.
This, of course, is because I do not keep track of this stuff throughout the year. I have an entire year's worth of receipts and invoices and stuff to sort through. And then, once sorted, I have to enter it into a spreadsheet to come up with totals to put into the boxes in TurboTax. Oh, god, I still have to go through my email and print any receipts I forgot to print last year... :shudder:
Yes, folks, I do my own taxes. As with not making enough to offset deductions, I don't make enough to bother with a CPA (or enough to afford a CPA). Yet. There's always hope*, right?
Anyway, now is the time when I need to start thinking about doing this monumental task. As soon as all our other tax paperwork arrives, I need to get those taxes done and submitted. No waiting for April around here. Just get 'er done.
What about you? Are you thinking about taxes in January or are you a 'wait 'til April' kind of person?
*Yes, I am the insane one who wants to make enough money that I'll need to pay a CPA to do my taxes, because that means I'm selling beaucoup books.