Wednesday, March 29, 2006
It's That Time of the Year
I know I'm a procrastinator, so I just now figured out our taxes. Last year, we expected a huge refund and were very excited, but ended up owing a large amount thanks to an error on Geoff's employer's part. So this year with everything fixed, we held our breath while filling out the blanks of Turbo Tax -- well worth the $20 and tax deductible for the next year!! Thankfully everything worked out as we expected.
Taxes can really fire people up. Think about it: we get them taken out of our paychecks, then we use what's left over to pay bills, clothes, etc., and get taxed on them also. Well, there are some states that are taxless, but unfortunately, we don't live in one. I can't believe how much our phone company taxes us! Then, if you make a little money off interest, which is taxed. It's hard to believe our government has a deficit. Oh well, we just have to do it, I guess. Even Jesus acknowledged that we should pay our government due what is due. It doesn't make it any easier though.
There's my ranting & raving for the day.