Wednesday, March 9, 2011

tax time :/

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!  Come join me if you are there!  Nothing says vacation like a road race, right? :)

1 comment:

Christi said...

I hope you have a great vacation!

Plus, I hate tax season also.