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  • Pdc654
    Pdc654 Posts: 317 Member
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    @AnnPT77 . Oh my gosh , Ann, you are down to the wire on those taxes. Hope you're almost done. I'm glad I finished up mine in March. Less stress.

    Loved the pics of your flowers coming up. I would love to be more of a gardener but I definitely don't have a green thumb.
  • AnnPT77
    AnnPT77 Posts: 32,960 Member
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    Pdc654 wrote: »
    @AnnPT77 . Oh my gosh , Ann, you are down to the wire on those taxes. Hope you're almost done. I'm glad I finished up mine in March. Less stress.

    Loved the pics of your flowers coming up. I would love to be more of a gardener but I definitely don't have a green thumb.

    I don't even receive all of the statements I need to do my taxes until mid-March, usually - sometimes later. That was true this year, too - mid-March. One recent year, I got an important statement literally on April 15. Sometimes I file for an extension! I do the taxes myself with Turbotax, and it's not that hard once I have all the needed statements in hand. I expect to finish over the weekend at the latest, but if there's some snag, I'll file for an extension again. 🤷‍♀️ (I admit to being a terrible procrastinator, and not just about taxes.)

    I wouldn't say I have a green thumb, either. I have a lot of plants, indoors and out . . . but I've tried growing many, many more than are still here. If something lives, cool. If something dies, oh well, probably won't try that one again! :D
  • Pdc654
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    @AnnPT77 I hear you about having yo wait on statements. One of ours got here on March 10th this year but that was the latest. I had all the rest entered ( I use TurboTax also) so that was all that was left to do. That's really late the year you didn't get it until April 15. Yeah, extensions are the way to go with that kind of situation. I use to do my mom and dad's taxes when they were still alive and my dad ALWAYS had me put them on extension regardless of when he got his statements.
  • AnnPT77
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    Pdc654 wrote: »
    @AnnPT77 I hear you about having yo wait on statements. One of ours got here on March 10th this year but that was the latest. I had all the rest entered ( I use TurboTax also) so that was all that was left to do. That's really late the year you didn't get it until April 15. Yeah, extensions are the way to go with that kind of situation. I use to do my mom and dad's taxes when they were still alive and my dad ALWAYS had me put them on extension regardless of when he got his statements.

    I did my dad's taxes, too, late on. There was not a single thing wrong with the man's brain ever, right up to his death at 87, it was just that he'd become legally blind in an accident at 83.

    He'd always done his taxes on paper, with a calculator in hand. He was the kind of guy who'd start the forms early, maybe even before 12/31, then revise if needed once the statements arrived in the mail, file the instant they were all there. His financial picture didn't have all the weird late arrival stuff, so it was unusual for him to file later than end of January.

    I'm totally the opposite: Wait until every single statement arrives, maybe procrastinate for a while, file a day or two before the due date. (I don't think I ever needed to file for an extension with his taxes.)

    It was a little source of friction sometimes, that style difference, but never enough to blot out the love and trust between us . . . thankfully.
  • Pdc654
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    @AnnPT77 . Yep, understand those dynamics between Fathers and Daughters.
  • tnh2o
    tnh2o Posts: 159 Member
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    As a tax accountant I have no issue with people doing their own tax returns. I still work during tax season, otherwise known as spring. I regularly get clients who used TurboTax and they'll send me their prior year return. It will be over 100 pages! Only 7 of those pages are an actual tax return.
    When I do retire I will probably pay an Enrolled Agent to do my taxes. It's too much of a waste of time and energy to do one tax return a year even if it is my own.
  • Pdc654
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    @ridiculous59 Yes, we are prepared that it will be more expensive. We used to go to 2 or 3 shows each time we went, but prices have gone up so much we may or may not go to any this time. I'm also mental prepared to gain a couple pounds because of the food. And I always gain water weight when flying. Probably will wait a week to weigh myself after I get back.

    @alteredsteve175 . Good to see you checking in and that you're hanging in there. You have a lot on your plate. Maybe the nicer weather will help you both physically and mentally.

    Hope everyone can get out and enjoy the warmer weather. It's 84 here, but extremely windy so not really a good day to get out and enjoy the outdoors.
  • karlschaeffer
    karlschaeffer Posts: 1,507 Member
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    @BCLadybug888 Yes! Log that food. Good, bad or ugly. Total agree. Disneyland. Awesome!