Taxes, Taxes, Taxes! Today is the day.
I am thinking of our fellow blogger Miss Liabilities today because I was up until 11:15 pm exchanging emails with our tax professional. I am sure she was at the office all night working, too. Hope you get some rest soon!
I have talked a little about our taxes and how I wasn't going to do them myself this year because they scared the living daylights out of me for the first time ever! I panicked.
We found a firm to complete them for us. Uploaded our documents to their secure site last month and the didn't hear from them for weeks. Two weeks ago I finally contacted the office manager to ask if our files had been assigned to anyone yet and if there was anything I needed to be doing.
Then on Tuesday of last week I hear from the woman was is doing our taxes and she had a question, which I answered. And then nothing. I didn't think they were that complicated, but realize she isn't just working on ours she has a whole portfolio of clients she is trying to take care of.
I am starting to sweat bullets because our taxes are usually completed in February and now it is April and I'm not sure what I should be doing. How do you file an extension? Should I just submit my own taxes? Ahhhhh!
And then Sunday at 8:43 pm I get an email saying that the taxes are prepared and ready to go I just need to sign two forms. Problem is I can't download the files. One is password protected, and the other has the important stuff I need to sign. It's kind of important that I get it done right then because my husband is home now and tomorrow he won't be. How am I going to get him to sign documents from the OR?
We exchange emails until 11:15 pm trying to get it figured out the evening before taxes are due. Nothing like cutting it close. I don't like to live that close to the edge. Finally it works. Who knew that having a Mac instead of a PC would cause so many problems. Husband signs on the dotted line, I scan, I upload, I fall asleep not having to worry about what is going to happen tomorrow. It is done!
Even though I didn't think our communication getting started was very good - now that we have spent the evening together getting to know one another I am very pleased. I promised next year to have my stuff to her earlier so I am not the reason she is still at the office at midnight on Sunday evening.
I know I am not the sole reason, but I do feel so sorry for them. Miss Liabilities, - good luck today!
On the bright side, we didn't have to pay any additional federal taxes (we payed a pretty penny as it was) and even got a small refund. State taxes, that is another story. And I am more competent that I thought, my estimates turned out to be right on. It was still nice having someone else complete them though.
Happy Tax day:-)