For most people, the tax deadline is April 15. If you’re like me, however, you’re well versed in the world of extensions. We haven’t filed our taxes on time in eight or nine years.
I kept telling myself that there were lots of good reasons for it. The bottom line, however, is that we just didn’t stay on top of our finances and consequently weren’t able to get things together in time and get them to the tax person.
As part of the Good Sense course we took, I decided to set myself a personal goal of getting our taxes in on time this year. My new tax people (more on that another day maybe), suggest a March 1 deadline to get them the materials they need to prepare my taxes on time. I am now only one piece of information away from completing the packet, which I expect to get today, then it’s off to the tax people.
I’m hoping for good news on our taxes this year, but fear it won’t be pretty (another long story, related to the first one).
Funny Story About My Taxes: I’m having my previous year’s taxes reviewed as part of switching to this new tax service. I spent about 30 minutes looking for my 2008 tax returns, getting increasingly frustrated with my inability to find every other year since I started filing on my own in 1999. I had everything I’d ever done except the one I needed. It was then that I remembered that “last year” is not 2008 where taxes are concerned. “Last year” is actually 2007, which Jaime had found much earlier in the search. Maybe I’m losing my mind…