This Thursday is the dreaded April 15th – Tax Day is the official deadline for filing an individual tax return (or requesting an extension in the United States. (Wikipedia states – “in most areas of the country”) If you know what areas have a different due date, I’d be interested to know. (I’m too tired to research it)
I’ve got my taxes pretty well finished with just a couple of questions outstanding that I hope to tie up over the next couple days so I can get them sent out. I’m thinking this will be the first time in YEARS that I haven’t filed an extension. I always have good intentions that “this year I will have my taxes done by Valentine’s Day.” “I will get them done as soon as all the paperwork arrives.” But the best of intentions never come to fruition….
I should start telling myself that if I get a refund I could reward myself with something if I get filed early, but even that doesn’t seem to work. Last year I desperately needed money, and filing my taxes to get my refund was the last thing on my mind. Silly and stupid, I know. I gave the federal government a free loan until October. You’re welcome. Too bad I’m not getting a refund this year….
So, who’s racing around like a chicken with their head cut off to meet the filing deadline this year?
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