28 thoughts on “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today

  1. I HATE TAX TIME…I always say to Sam my accountant who would let me deduct air if possible, “Sam, just don’t send me to the Big House.” I’m petrified of the government asking something like…”You’re telling me you’ve only worn that macrame bustier for work? Come on Miss Bianchi…do I need to conduct interviews to get to the truth?” You can’t deduct clothing you wear in actual life…if it’s a costume, then that’s another story. I’m pretty sure that Tinkerbell suit I have is okay.

    I’m glad Spring is being a good girl. About time.

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  2. A toast to you for getting it done, Kate. My husband’s a Capricorn and stays on top of our taxes, etc. I am a Scorpio and a procrastinator – an odd combination, I think. A refund would be wonderful. Not sure if it’s in the cards this year. 😉

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  3. I am not a Capricorn so I DO procrastinate! I hate preparing taxes. And with my husband’s railroad career–which falls into an “odd” category of tax codes, we overpay taxes all year and then spend the next year getting some of it back. The IRS has owed us several hundred dollars since last April. And we get to do it all again this month. They seem to procrastinate, too, so they also must not be Capricorns!

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    • Oh no! I know about those railroad special codes! Fortunately they don’t apply to us. Over the last 10 years or so I have been impressed with how fast you can get a refund. I remember when it took 6 to 8 weeks at least. Now you can get it direct deposit in less than a week (unless you have to use the dreaded special codes!). I’m getting enough back to support my Starbucks addition for a month. Woo Hoo!

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  4. I lift my mocha latte to you in a toast to all those assets (in the basement) the government doesn’t care about. Seems those are the ones with meaning. Your’s are always good reads that fuel me…drink deep. Dan

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  5. I used to do all our taxes, even when we lived overseas and had unusual deductions. The US government had no idea how much my husband earned, but I told them anyway. I did my best, and my husband signed at the bottom. No Capricorns among us. Lately I’ve been going to H & R Block. It’s easier.

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    • I’m thinking about that. It took about 3 hours but the anticipation (and dreading) started in February. We always seem to be missing something. Thank God you can download statements from the internet.

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  6. Well we do turn everything over to a CPA, but I have to get everything ready, now that you mention it, this weekend. No trash bags full of stuff! We have to complete a whole workbook before he’ll touch anything. Sigh.

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  7. Being a Capricorn myself, I understand every word you wrote.
    Starbucks is a major extravagance which makes it the perfect reward.
    A few years back I was introduced to Dee my tax diva.
    The way I see it, my money can either go to pay her or to buy a case of Advil to get me through the process. Dee wins!

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  8. Great post, Kate. I don’t procrastinate on our taxes but I do postpone paying our taxes.

    I did a rough draft a month ago, determined that we owe money, and I don’t feel like writing the check until closer to the 15th of April. And I celebrate THAT decision every day. :mrgreen:

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  9. I am the PROcrastinator in our family of two. The Husband does the taxes and they are done. You and my Husband are very much alike. Starting at paragraph six I started laughing so hard I felt silly all alone here in the family room. Do they still call them family rooms? It was warm today and I was able to wear my sandals, the sun is going to shine tomorrow and no snow storms are on the way. I am happy. And I agree Kate, life is good.

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    • I think they call them great rooms now but don’t quote me. We only have one room where we “gather for nothing.” All the other rooms have a purpose, like the kitchen, bedroom or office. Oh yes, the potty room too. We had a cold night but a warming trend is coming (with a slight chance of snow (*#@!*#) on Monday). Hopefully it will miss us. We are a good month or so from sandals.

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  10. I am very organized and have all my tax stuff in a file so it takes less than an hour to sort through it and get it ready to file. I got my stuff together last night and went to the tax man today. Done! Once upon a time i did my own but now I have a portfolio actually it is more like a legal size envelope… I have someone else do it.

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  11. I don’t know, Kate, I can see you working as a drug king pin, in between your visits to the gym. 🙂
    My taxes are done, thanks to my dad, and my refund is already in my money market account.
    Ah, the idea of a $20k refund…that would make a great story. Congratulations!

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  12. Unlike you Kate, I am a closet procrastinator! My hubby is not…he is organized, thorough and well focused. He also has done our taxes for many filings and is quite good at it…I’d be in a mess if it were up to me! I’m the keeper of the necessary paper things for the grand production…his software does the ‘brain-work’ and it’s a whiz. He’s noticeably dragging his feet this year and I’m not into pushing…he’ll get it done in ‘due time’. Hopefully we won’t have any humongous errors…but wouldn’t it be great to get a $20 K refund?

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