I finally picked up that thick folder labeled 'Present Year Taxes'. This week my mind has been going back to the time centuries ago when I was 17 and filed my first income tax form. My yearly pay was less than $800, and it took about 5 minutes to fill the form out. It was called the 'Short-Form' and was on an IBM card. I did get a refund that year.
I continued to file our income tax until I went into business, then I hired a CPA (at the urging of my brother who was a real business man).
If you don't do your own taxes, you probably do not miss the stacks of Tax forms piled in every Post Office. Well let me tell you, I MISS THEM! Trying to read the instructions for figuring what amount of SS that is taxable, on the computer is a PAIN.
Anyway, I finished, we owe $51.00 that is better than owing $500. I will smooth the forms out that I have wadded up, squeezed, etc as I faltered thru the process. It took about 2 hours, should have taken 30 minutes. But I have to be retrained every year. I should get someone to do it, but I am too cheap!
We are usually filed by February first, but this year I have been dilitary.
The Plymouth Fury!