The One with How Do You Do Your Taxes?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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?
Turbo Tax?
H&R block?
Print all the forms and figure it out yourself?
Hire someone?
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!
Paige Taylor Evans © // Quinn Creatives DESIGN