Yesterday was a day from ... well, it involved doing taxes, need I say more. Any who, we were suppose to meet wtih the preparer at 1 pm, when we arrived, was informed that she was out on a family emergency and this young lady who looked liked she has as much brains as god gave a cow, wanted to know if SHE would be of assistance. I told her 1) I was filing business tax for the first time, 2) business had to be done BEFORE personal taxes could be done 3) we have a house that we are renting out because we could n't sell due to market and 4) we had a large loss on a defaulted loan in which the borrower declared bankruptcy. She had this totally blank stare, glazed eye look to her face (kind of reminded you of a deer caught in the headlights) and stuttered a "well you could leave the stuff and she can get it later...maybe." At that I voice our extreme displeasure and we were assigned to another young lady who is recognized by the IRS as a competent tax preparer.
Five hours later, my business taxes were completed and then we started on the personal taxes <sigh>. That took another 2 hours. When all was said and done, we were in with the preparer 7 hours, but with what we are getting back, it was worth it. We were told the hard part was doing the business taxes for the first time, setting up the rental for depreciation and the defaulted loan. Next year is suppose to be easier!
That was NOT how I wanted to spend a beautiful saturday afternoon! At least the taxes are done, the refund will automatically be deposited and we can breathe a little easier.
And so, Mrs. Lincoln, other than THAT, how was the play <vbg>