Wednesday, February 7, 2007

The TAX man…

Now I have that stupid Beatles song running through my head...

We met with our 'tax advisor' last night. We used one 2 years ago but we were unimpressed and never returned. But… we decided - in light of our current situation - to meet with a professional.

He was very unfriendly - but what else would you expect from a permanent number cruncher who at one time worked for the IRS. His sour demeanor kept me constantly wondering if he was going to contact his buddies at the IRS and have me audited.

I promise… those receipts were for… school! I know it says 'Home Gym' but I had a P.E. class. That totally counts right?!?!

As much as I didn't like the guy, he did a great job. He shaved $1,000 off what we owed. Who knew I would come to appreciate those student loans and their valuable interest.

Then came the boom.

We were fined!

Apparently, the Federal government wants your taxes throughout the year. When your withholdings are set too high (which ours were not - were we just unlucky), they fine you! We were fined, but it's just another thing we have to fight.

I hate the IRS.

In other news, I bought a new set of golf clubs. The class I'm taking provides clubs but they are atrocious! This may come as a surprise, but my clubs are pink. Very cute. Love them.

In case you were wondering… I'm totally going to try to write off the golf clubs next year.

Educational expense!

1 comment:

Lizzie said...

You crack me up!! Quit your job and pop out a few kids-guaranteed refund!