Did I make your stomach jump? If you’re a normal and responsible person, no worries. If you filed an extension in April and then forgot about them until you didn’t, welcome to my life. Nice to have you. I forgot about them until like, 7 p.m., and then I forgot about them again until 9 p.m., and then I did them. The first time I did them, it said I owed the shutdown federal government (nee the federal government) $2,000 and the state $34, at which point I should have just been like, okay I’m done. But then I got nervous about something and redid parts of them involving my car (which I did not use for business in 2012, but did in 2011 and so they were counting it as a loss, or a sale? I wasn’t sure, I didn’t understand, Google was not helpful). So I just took out all the parts about my car. And then I owed the shutdown federal government (nee the federal government) $2,559 and New York $339. I paid $89 for the privilege of finding this out. Just put it on my tab. :/
ADULT WOMAN: “I haven’t been to therapy in a month and I need to go and I want to go but I haven’t done the one thing she told me to do, so I can’t go.”
ME (also an adult woman): “What’d she tell you to do?”
ME: “But I thought you got an accountant?”
AW: “I did but she wants me to do this thing I’m not going to do so I can’t talk to her so I can’t do my taxes.”
Thursday is a great day to do that 1 thing you don’t want to do but also don’t want to continue thinking about doing. Friday is an acceptable day also.
My 1 thing for today is to clean my room and do some laundry (“do some laundry” = drop some laundry off for someone else to do) (Newwww Yoorrrrrrrrrkkkkk). Buy some toilet paper. Drink a lot of water since I’m getting sick. What else. Eat some vegetables. Take a shower, that’s a good one. Floss. You know, just generally take this day to do things that need to be done, in life.
This week also marks the countdown into absolutely-have-to-do-my-taxes-now-there-are-no-other-extensions territory. My brain sure will have fun thinking constantly about them yet doing nothing for the next two weeks! The deadline is October 15th. My goal is to have them done by the 14th. (bb steps.)
Nerd Wallet has a very good rundown of some of the financial implications for gay couples now that DOMA has been struck down. Gay couples who file jointly and earn more than $146,400, for example, may see their tax bills go up due to marginal tax rates.