My humblest of apologies for not being here last week to provide wit and wisdom for you. I'm doing our taxes. Seems you have to e-file before March 23 on Turbo Tax to get the reduced e-file price. It goes up by 20 bucks after the 23rd. Far too cheap to do that.
Seems unfair, this e-file fee. Sure, it's really the price of purchasing the software. I get it. But phrasing it as e-file fee, makes me feel like I'm paying a poll tax.
And yes, the cost of e-filing is far less than the cost of having an accountant do it. (which I did the year we decided to get out of the slumlord business, and sell our rental house. That one cost me $400 bucks)
As a recovering accountant, I'm perfectly capable of handling our middle class return. It is a hassle though...hunting up receipts and verifying the this's and the thats's.
Thank Heavens I'm almost done. I'll be back in full form next week. I might even sneak in a post here and there this week, but no promises. I'll try.
I haven't even read the other blogs I follow. That's how busy I am. Stupid taxes. Stupid, stupid, stupid taxes. It doesn't help I'm trying to do it on a netbook. Oh Yes, you're right, a netbook would be a tiny screened fully underpowered and completely slow on the Internet device. Thoroughly unsuitable to the tax task at hand.
It works great for word processing, which is mostly what I use it for. But I've been trying to train a puppy at the same time I'm doing the taxes, which requires mobility. Unfortunately, I never learned my numbers when I took typing in high school. (that's how old I am. We took typing...on a typewriter. Only the geeks took computer science. Hi Honey, I love you) Which leaves me hunting and pecking. Sad, when you consider the numbers are in NUMERICAL order across the top of the keyboard. But hey, that's how I roll.
And so I bid you adieu. Or as they say in Romania, "Buna Ceara".
My new guilty pleasure "Smash" is coming on soon, and I totally have earned watching it this week !! Gotta go.