Today, in the United States, income taxes are due.
For those who procrastinate, like my husband and my male co-worker, furious work is getting done. We have til 12AM tonight to get them postmarked. What a pain in the ass! Oh! My husband just informed me he'll submit via the internet & Turbo Tax prior to midnight. That's a relief. We have been audited three times in thirty years and it ain't pretty! We have never owed money but the IRS audits are brutal and the accounting fees astronomical. Those accounting guys don't represent you for free, y' know.
I've been bugging the heck out of him since Jan 1 to "get 'er done" but NOOOOOO; he likes to wait. He has his reasons but I won't elaborate. Suffice to say we save alot of money doing them ourselves. We used to spend at least $1000 each year letting our accounting firm do them...and that required eight plus hours of organization on my part! Now, having simplified our lives somewhat, we have less to do and we cut out the middle man a few years ago saving $900 per annum. There's a real boost to the old bottom line.
Ah well, income tax time is always the time to assess how hard you've worked, what you've made, and, most importantly, what you've spent.
It's that last part that always gets me.