Monday, April 28, 2008

Taxes Times Two

The real joy of filling out tax forms is knowing that you're going to lose...but not knowing BY HOW MUCH. Last year I was shocked and horrified by the amount of money I needed to pay at the end of April. This year I need to pay twice as much! You may have guessed that I have not started earning twice as much money in the meantime.

There are only certain circumstances during which I require an afternoon drink all alone. This is one of them.

5 comments:

Jenn said...

Ouch! I'm pretty lucky, and that I get back a little every year. But, I have a good tax person, who knows all the little loopholes and extras.

Muffy St. Bernard said...

That's a good thought, Jenn...I'm now paying so much money every year that it would be WORTH finding a good tax person.

Kimber said...

You poor thing. My accountant is Marilyn Barton at the corner of Victoria and Park - she's wonderful. I highly recommend her for next year, even if you have to bite the bullet this year.

I will join you in an afternoon drink out of sympathy!

scott said...

Kids are a great tax break, if nothing else. However, I bet I lose more than I get back, in food and toys and diapers and such.

Ah, well. Te best laid plans and all that...

Muffy St. Bernard said...

Kids or tax break? I think I know which option I'd choose. :)