I know I'm not the brightest bulb in the bunch or the sharpest tool in the shed, but I think I'm somewhat of a competent and capable person. If I don't know how to do something or I have a question about something I can usually figure it out on my own thanks to the wonderful World Wide Web. I'd like to think I'm independent, organized, and self-sufficient. That being said, I find it a bit lame that I CAN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO MY OWN TAXES! I HATE TAXES! I HATE HATE HATE THEM!
Sorry 'bout that... just a li'l Paige Rage...
But seriously, I can't be the only person in the good ol' US of A who struggles with this? I have a million different forms in front of me: W2s and 1098s and 1099s and IRAs and hospital bills and car registrations and on and on and I input them into Turbo Tax just like it instructs me to and then at the end it says I owe 2 hundred c-notes! That's just to the Feds - don't forget state taxes to CA and UT! And Turbo Tax fees!!
PS - Remember last December '09 when I blogged about taxes biting us in the butt? That was just the Feds. Utah state came after me about my 2007 taxes a couple weeks ago. Taxes that I did wrong in 2007 they are JUST NOW getting after me about in 2011. FOUR YEARS LATER!
PPS - It's not my fault my taxes were done wrong! But I'll save you the gory details.
So how do YOU, oh mighty and wise blog readers, file your taxes?
Have your hubbies do them? Hey Chriiiiiiiiiiis!
I'm thiiiiis close to saying forget Turbo Tax and going to H&R Block or paying someone to do them for me. I can't handle the stress!