It’s time to do my income taxes once again.
I don’t know about you, but I hate putting aside Web design or writing (or even just loafing!) to concentrate on credits and debits — even for a short period.
Must be the writer in me!
But tax preparation is a necessary nuisance — at least until somebody wises up and establishes a flat tax for everybody!
Late last year one of my friends showed me a software program that purports to help. You key in everything on a regular basis throughout the year, then when it’s time to visit your accountant (or do it yourself, if you’re into that), you print out a few pages and Voila! taxes done.
Well, I bought the program, loaded it into the ‘puter, and fiddled with it a few times, but for the life of me, it just seems like going around your elbow to get to your thumb!
Now, maybe it was because I had a lot of other things on my plate at the time.
Maybe the “learning curve” was steeper than I anticipated.
Maybe it was just too cumbersome to enter a whole year’s worth of data at once.
That’s okay, I told myself. I’ll try again when the new year rolls around.
Here it is mid-February, and my data still isn’t entered.
And I want to be able to say, Voila!
So I’ll gather all my folders and notepads and receipts, separate them into a gazillion piles, add and re-add columns of numbers, and transfer everything to a single piece of paper for my accountant, just the way I always do.
It’s not pretty, but it works.
And I’m used to it.
And doggone it, I’d rather be doing something else anyway!
Nice to know we can always fall back on the tried and true manual methods!Good scene work here..I can definitely feel your pain!
Ah, yes, pain! Funny how we profess that we’re all equal but how “painfully” obvious it becomes that our gifts and abilities certainly aren’t!!