I am so discouraged!!!

Okay, it’s 9:38 p.m., and my whole family is asleep. My husband (the night-owl extraordinaire) actually was IN BED at 8:58 p.m…. I looked at the clock. I, on the other hand, have been working on our taxes since, hmm, I don’t know…. 7:30? It was as soon as I got the girls in bed. ANYHOW. I’ve been calculating, and I’ve been adding up all my Pampered Chef write-offs, and and adding up all my mileage, etc., etc., and I bring it in here to my trusty TurboTax hoping that I will get some good news before bed. You see, when I first started entering all our W-2s and 1099s (and I do mean ALL, like several more than just 2), all of a sudden our little clicker at the top went from GREEN (read: I’m getting moola back!!!) to RED (read: you are SO going to PAY). And then it just got redder and redder and redder. Isn’t it supposed to give you money back when you add in the W-2s? You know, from all the taxes you ALREADY PAID?!?!? Well, not so in around here, evidently. As I started adding in Josh’s W-2s, things started getting redder, and (I’m just guessing here) I don’t think we were having enough taxes deducted in 2007. And now I’m all worried instead of going “Yay! It’s green again!”. 😦 I hate doing taxes. Why is this my job? How did taxes become MY job? I’ve always hated math, and taxes are only fun if in the end you get a big ole check direct-deposited a week after you’ve e-filed as a reward for all your hard work. I’m sad. I’m going to bed.

2 thoughts on “I am so discouraged!!!

  1. Amy says:

    Maybe you’re not doing it right. Did you add your dog as a dependent? Also, if you even thought about donating to charities, it’s a good idea to deduct. Charity has it’s rewards.If any of my advice lands you in jail, blame Eric.


  2. Alyson says:

    He, he! It’s better today than it was the other day… Josh finally gave me his mileage to deduct, and that helped but we are still in the red. I’m not done, but I’m feeling better about it. And I also told him to see about getting more withholding… I’d rather adjust my monthly budget than have a chunk due at tax time!!!


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