We survived the Christmas shopping and the over enthusiastic crowd of shoppers. We survived the endless office and friends Christmas parties. We survived the packing up of gifts and trips to parents and family for the annual Christmas gatherings, and we’ve survived the New Year’s Eve parties and the hangovers on the first day of the new year, living thru what seems like months of football games, and looking forward to that big day and Super Bowl parties on February 7th.
It’s a new year and time to think about the possible new beginnings, but in actuality, a dark sinister thought is incubating in the back of our minds causing an occasional shutter down our spines…..
That dreaded time of the year again, that totally disintegrates the jubilee of celebrating the recent holidays. Unless you’re the type with good organizational skills and keeping financial records orderly over the past year, you will be one of the millions feeling the tax season pressures weighing you down.
Those occasional shutters your feeling will become more frequent the closer April 15th becomes. Some of us may become irritable, take on a down right nasty personality,or suffer periods of deep depression, as the clock ticks on toward the tax deadline. Hating the thoughts of hours of time spent organizing and collecting receipts and documents to satisfy the IRS as proof of expenditures, the checking and reading to educate ones self of any new or changed tax laws, or what can be used to reduce ones adjusted gross income and maximize the refund.
I equate the yearly tax season to the annual visit to the proctologist. No matter how close you’ve managed your finances or your health over the past year, you’re going to get screwed up the back side anyway, hoping the end result, by either, will report a hefty tax return or clean bill of health. None the less, both the tax season and a proctologist visit is a pain in the ass, and a double shot of scotch makes both a lot more bearable.
Happy calculating and best wishes!
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