I’m talking about taxes. Normally, my taxes are done by now and I’m probably getting a return from the government. This year I got a little distracted (Baby Girl) and had to force myself to sit my butt in the chair and itemize everything.
There’s also the fact that our tax dollars helped bail out Wall St. Why should I be in any hurry to file if some fat cat is sitting on his private jet rubbing his greedy paws together? Hello Mr. Government. *knock knock* Can I get a bailout from my student loans? Oh, I’m sorry. You only reward bad behavior. Silly me. 😡
Some good news. I’ve made more than double the money I put in promo last year. That’s a first for me. Usually, I spend a lot more and hope that I make at least half that back. So needless to say, I’m thrilled.
Some bad news. I’m still in the red if you figure the conferences/conventions, meals, gas, mileage, you name it. Online classes, membership fees, postage, donations, etc. All of that and more means I’m taking a loss again. By the way, does anyone know how many years you’re allowed to take a loss? Is there a limit?
Some really good news. Believe it or not, I continuously forget that Baby Girl is my ace in the hole when it comes to tax deductions. Not to mention, there’s the matter of my owning a house.
All in all, I hate doing taxes. Next year, I vow to get them done on my regularly scheduled time and not put the off until the next-to-last minute.
Did you get your taxes done or do you have to be cattle-prodded into doing them? 🙂