Taxing Taxes, Round 1


See that look on Miss Nina’s face? Her face could be a reflection of mine right now. It seems that our government overlords decided that LLC businesses–our Gallowstree Press LLC is one–must file their company taxes by March 15th, rather than April 15th. The good news is that I won’t be trying to get both business and personal taxes to the accountant at the same time. The bad news is that I’ve had to spend much of the weekend sorting receipts and playing catch-up with online financial software. (What I had on my desktop for the last several years won’t run on my latest Mac OS system. Derp.) So please forgive me if the blog is a little, um, slender this week. Miss Nina and I  are covered up in paper. You may not know that I have a Bachelor of Science in Business Admin, with a concentration in finance. All I can say is that the world is a safer place with me at the keyboard writing books than at the keyboard punching numbers into accounts and reports. Trust me. I hope your tax adventures are going well this year…Do you file yourself, or do you have a service do it for you?


March  5th  Words

Journal:  taxes

Long fiction: taxes

Short fiction: taxes

Non-fiction: taxes

Blogging:  225 words

Exercise: 50 minutes stationary bike

4 thoughts on “Taxing Taxes, Round 1”

  1. Adrienne says:

    Miss Nina is quite a beautiful kitteh.

    We never do our own taxes. I email the figures to our tax preparer and scan pertinent stuff and send it. She does the taxes and files them electronically, Cost? About $200.00 and worth every penny. I’d never have physical contact with her except I usually stop by the office to drop off her check – mainly because they always have a big bowl of candy or other goodies available.

    1. Laura Benedict says:

      That sounds like excellent customer service! Now that I think about it, our accountant has candy out, too. Also a Keurig with many coffee choices. I agree about the cost being worth it. It’s headache enough just to pull all that stuff together…

  2. skyecaitlin says:

    I used to have HR Block do mine, but one of their consultants went on her own, and I use her for all tax issues and preparation.

    1. Laura Benedict says:

      It’s so nice to have one person to go back to, isn’t it?

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