My palms have been sweaty for about two weeks now. And they likely will be for about the next two months. It’s income tax time.
Each year about this time I start digging through files, notes, spread sheets, the check book and endless forms as I try to make ready for my annual trip to the CPA. I can deal with budget shortfalls, no money to make payroll, or the looming threat of OSHA walking in the door at any given time. But filing income taxes gives me the willies.
The one thing I don’t understand is refunds. How do people get them? I’m on a permanent payment plan to the IRS. Each year my accountant gives me the news that I owe taxes but have to go borrow money to pay them.
Naturally when I hear stories of people getting thousands of dollars back....many thousands of dollars back...sometimes tens of thousands of dollars back I get dizzy.