Thursday, April 12, 2007

I hate figuring out taxes (repeat as desired)

I know. I am late getting started. However, since I am not self-employed, do not freelance, and have standard deductions, this isn't a complicated thing.

Except that math is hard.

Okay, anyone who knew me in high school is going to laugh, and ask if I am joking. I used to be a somewhat smart person. I got "A"s. Honor Society. Honor Roll all eight semesters in high school. Good math grades.

Okay, you can laugh.

The problem is that with so many other things I have learned in the 16+ years I've been out of high school, advanced math got relegated to the dusty corners of my mind where the remnants of the "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" stanzas hang out, never to be recalled unless drunk. I am one of the only people I know who can do advanced calculus while drunk, but not sober. No clue. And since I rarely drink, I go blank whenever confronted with tax forms.

I am not good at this. Granted, the federal tax form is now neatly filled out, waiting to be printed and sent along. The state taxes have yet to be tackled, and are usually somewhat more complicated. I should just pay someone to do them for me. In fact, next year, that is exactly what I am going to do. I don't want to sit in front of a computer working on my own taxes. I used to pay someone all of the time to do my taxes. I can't even remember why I stopped.

Oh well, they aren't going to get done unless I get back to work.

Gad, I hope I don't have to pay state taxes (getting a small refund from the feds...).


nerdgarden said...

Jesus, Nieland--the answer is simple...

Drink while doing your taxes...



jennifer said...

LOL :)

Wish I would have thought of that... It would have at least made it more entertaining!

Methinks I will go have a margerita. :)