Tax time is coming. I dislike it terribly because of my disorganization. From December 31 until about mid-February, I stew about getting my paperwork together. Towards the end of February, Vince asks me if I have my paperwork together. He asks me daily til about mid-March, at which time I get tired of dodging the question and I dig up all my paperwork and spend days trying to get it all ready for Vince. Then he goes through it in disbelief because he just doesn’t understand! He doesn’t understand my accounting system (can’t blame him there) but he also cannot understand why I do things the way I do. Why do I spend the money I spend on fabric, batting and thread and then I give the quilts away. Why don’t you sell them? Why do you keep the longarm if you’re not going to quilt for others? Why this? Are you sure about that?
This year is going to be different. I know . . I say that every year. But, really! Sunday afternoon I brought all my paperwork upstairs.
This past year I have done a better job getting and keeping all my documents together. Sunday night and all day yesterday I was busy getting it all together for the accountant. And, on this 11th day of January, for the first time ever in my life, my tax stuff is ready! 1099 forms still have to come in but my expenses and sales are all documented. My sales tax and consumer use tax forms are ready to send in to the State of Missouri. It’s a good feeling!
Last night when I told Vince that my taxes were all ready and I handed him a big manilla envelope with all the receipts and then a smaller packet for the accountant, he stared at me for the longest time and then he said “WHY?” Now he doesn’t understand why I did it all so early. He just doesn’t understand me at all! 🙂
I can tell you that it feels good to not have the little voice in my head and the bigger voice from the man in the recliner telling me I should be getting my taxes done. Now I can quilt and sew and cook without even thinking about taxes.
When will you start working on your taxes?