Tuesday, January 30, 2007

My Love/Hate Relationship

I have a love/hate relationship with the tax man.

I love tax time because we usually get back a great return. Yeah, I know, if we were smart we would maximize our money by making sure just enough was taken out so we got more take home pay each month. But with me being a contractor/freelancer I many times have 1099 forms and have to pay my own taxes in. This way we know we are covered if I do not pay enough in. The idea of owing Uncle Sam even a dime terrifies me.

I hate tax time because it totally stresses me out. (Me, stressed? Shocker!) I have this demand on myself to have the taxes done by mid-February. With a home office and deductions our taxes are usually pretty time consuming. Add in a 14 hour move this year, selling and purchasing a house, two state tax returns and I have a massive tax nightmare.

I was hoping to have them done before I left Saturday for Illinois, but stupid me never changed my address with the company I contract and now my tax statement will be floating somewhere in mail purgatory. I just hope it is here when I get back next Wednesday.

So hopefully within the next two weeks I will be nursing a tax hangover, having filed our taxes online and praying that they are right. And then breathing a sigh of relief, at least for the next 11 months, until we have to do it all over again.

Gotta love tax time. God bless Uncle Sam.


SuperMom said...

Hate tax time. Hate it, hate it, hate it.

I hope your tax forms find you and that you get done and get a nice big refund! :)

leeshaswafford said...

Hang in there, Girlie!!! I know what a stressfull time this is for you.

Hope I get to see you when you are in town.

Val, that's me said...

Don't forget to bring the tax program with you!!!