Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I slept unnecessarily late this morning and didn't get out of bed until around 11:30. That's when I realized I had absolutely no food in the house. I quickly showered, then headed out to get some groceries. My plan was to come home, make something to eat, and spend what little time I had before work on the side project. However, as I was getting ready to work, something made me think of my tax appointment. I always schedule it for the end of January but I didn't see it on my calendar. Additionally, I had never received the prep packet from my accountant in the mail, which usually includes a reminder for the appointment. I called them up to find out when my appointment is and discovered it is THIS SATURDAY! I ended up spending the rest of the afternoon before work adding up receipts and filling out paperwork. I noticed a few things this year:

1) I didn't buy nearly as many books as I used to. I've really slacked off on reading and I don't like it.
2) I seem to have broken my pizza every Friday routine. I did have tons of Friday receipts from the local pizza joint, but not as many as usual.
3) I spent WAY too much money eating out.

Anyone else make any discoveries while preparing for their taxes this year? On the agenda for tomorrow, the DMV. Yay me.


Blogger Auburn Kat said...

Have fun at the DMV! Yeah right!

I haven't even thought of my taxes yet.

7:30 PM  
Blogger VirtualProducer said...

I would rather have a root canal than go to the DMV :-(

I did my taxes last night and have spent my return 20 times already.

8:32 PM  
Blogger Kelly J. Compeau said...

You keep your pizza receipts? That's a business write-off? Gosh, I order in pizza every Friday night, buy fast food 3 to 5 days a week, actually, and never keep one single receipt. I better talk to my accountant about this.

The gov't isn't expecting my paperwork until the end of April, so I haven't really started organizing my documentation yet. But one thing I have noticed...I spent 120% more for gas and car maintenance in 2007 than I did in 2006 -- and it sucks!

11:05 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

My appt with my CPA is in March, so I'm still looking at a pile o' receipts, though as I mentioned on my blog, when I got my 1099 from one of the firms I contract with, I found out I'd added in 13 mos. of income . . .since I thought my income had increased, I made a couple of business purchases at year end . . . so my miscalculation on income lead me to a new phone and computer

My CPA father is rolling over in his grave . . .

12:21 PM  
Blogger Kings Fan said...

I get reimbursed for just about everything from my work (mileage, food, etc.), so I don't have much to claim. Guess that's one of the perks with working for a school district.

1:05 PM  

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