Well, it's that time again. Time to begin preparing my taxes. ugh. There is not much in this world that I hate more than tax time. It makes me ugly, grumpy, pissed, not to mention poor! Every year it seems I pay more and more tax even though it seems like I make the same income. Strange phenomenon indeed. I can see how a person could be tempted to cheat on their taxes. Not that I do, but I can see how it happens. Just saying.
So here I go trying to find as many things as possible to deduct. We bought a new truck this year with snowplow for B which can be deducted as a business expense. That should help some. The kids don't help at all, they cost more than I get for a deduction. But, I love them, so I guess we'll keep them. :) With Maine being one of the least friendly states to do business in, it doubly sucks to be a self-employed business owner during tax time. So if I look pissy during the month of April, you'll know why.
Somehow, I always manage to plan my vacation during tax time so that is good and bad. Good--because I get away and forget about how I have no money in my account, but bad--because I have no money in my account. This year we are going to Grand Canyon/Zion/Las Vegas. I'm so excited! I've never been to GC and we are doing a week's worth of driving around the Canyon and Zion to end up in LV for a conference. I also have found a 5K to run in while we are in LV! http://www.rynorunning.com/las-vegas-5k.php Come join me if you are there! Nothing says vacation like a road race, right? :)