I am so so so proud of myself. Yes, I am.
I. Just. Did. My. Taxes.
All by myself. Now this may not seem like a big feat to you, but I don't know what I'm doing. Not one lick. You see, I attempted to do my own taxes back in 2003 ... and we got penalized right and left for dumb stuff. I kept the IRS busy that year ... correcting all of my errors.
Many years later - like ELEVEN - I learned that I really hadn't done anything wrong at all. But I had done ELEVEN YEARS worth of research trying to correct everything, find the culprit of the bad W-2 that we'd been sent, etc., etc. And somehow, all it took was ELEVEN YEARS and a smart H&R Block guy to say, "Oh, that's simple. Rick's company was bought and someone else is now issuing his W-2."
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? No other tax person couldn't have not told me that sooner. (I think that's a triple negative. Shut up.) We broke our necks trying to find that culprit - and, may I add, we never did - who messed everything up. But needless to say, I gave up doing my taxes because it coincidentally happened the very same year that I tried to Turbo Tax it myself.
Well, it's now thirteen years later and I'm braving it again. But you know what? I'm a year behind. Yep, I was so shook up over it all that I didn't even bother to do my taxes last year.
Nah, that's not true. Well, the 2014 taxes thing is true. Yes, I did just do my 2014 taxes. And yes, I did them myself. And yes, I did constantly think about that earlier debacle. And yes, I was nervous.
And no, I didn't do them correctly.
Because after all was said and done ... I realized I forgot to include that stupid W-2 from Rick's company after all. After all that. AFTER ALL THAT. Yes, I just said "after all" about five times. Okay, four.
And no ... I will never do my taxes again.
Until tonight. Turbo Tax is only free until midnight tonight. Yep, I'm trying it again.
Stop laughing at me. I promise not to forget that W-2 again.
Sure wish I could find it, though. It was here a minute ago ...