Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Did you get your taxes filed? Today's the last day! I hope this post isn't your reminder because you're probably too late!

We had a new accountant do our taxes this year. We thought we'd try to see if we could get more by trying someone new. And, although it cost us double to get them done, we got back about 4x more than we've ever gotten back using our old accountant.

I'm one of those girls who has NEVER done my own taxes, even when I was doing the EZ form. When it comes to something as important as getting my money back from the government, I just don't trust my skills. I've never done great in math.

For those of you who do your own taxes, yaddiyaddiyah - hooray for you. You're so awesome and intelligent and all that... I have better things to do with my time than make myself crazy with tax law - like prying my eyeballs out with a butter knife. I'm glad you do your own taxes, it leaves accountants more time to concentrate on mine.

Do I sound bitter lately? At least I have an excuse.

Amy will be back for her regularly scheduled programming in 4 days time.

4 backward glances:

Rachel said...

We also pay for a professional and find it very satisfying when he gives us our returns from State and Fed. Although my sister tells me that if we did it correctly we wouldn't get anything back, that we are only letting the gov get interest on our money over the year. True, but then we wouldn't have the happy day when the tax return check hits the bank account now would we.

Amy said...

rachel: i think your sister's right but you could look at it as a sort of savings account even if it is without interest. most of us aren't disciplined enough to save on our own but getting a lump sum at the end of the year is easier to save than 5% every paycheck.

Tara said...

yep... we filed our taxes a few weeks ago and got our return already (yay!). And you shouldn't feel bad about going to a professional!

I hope you have a fabulous day and thanks for entering my giveaway today:)

friendinME said...

being a closet computer geek, I use a software tax package... but still HATE doing my taxes.

Wanna know how much I hate it? I was getting back a few hundred bucks this year... and I still put it off till the the 14th of April.

Never put off till tomorrow what you can put off till the day after tomorrow.