My Life as a Dog

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Too Taxing For Me

So this may seem unusual to many of you but this is the first year that I have attempted to prepare my taxes on my own. If you knew that my dad was a CPA then this may not come as a surprise. Several years ago my dad retired, but has continued to help his kids and grand kids with getting their tax returns filed. Each year he says that he's going to make us do our own so that when he is unable to help us, we will be prepared. So I thought to myself, "This year, I am going to do it on my own!" I went online and used the free forms available at the IRS's website. I spent several hours figuring things out and comparing this year's return to last year's return. When I thought that I had it all worked out, I decided to print it out and take it over to my dad for a little review. You know, just to make sure it was okay. I handed him the return and he glanced at it for a moment. Then he said, "You spelled your name wrong." Ugh! Maybe I'm not ready to do this on my own yet. :)