Sunday, April 03, 2011

No More Procrastinating (on Taxes)

"Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task." ~William James
Every year I get my tax return mostly done, file for an extension and complete it just before the second due date of October 15.   I justify the delay by saying that I won't get a refund since I have already paid the amount due by April 15. During that time, the responsibility of finishing the tax return continues to be a burden.   

This year, we will get a significant refund.  In fact, due to refundable tax credits, our refund will be more that the amount we had withheld.  Thus, I have more incentive to file on time for our 2010 tax return.

However, for me, it's more than just the refund.  I want to be relieved of the burden of thinking about our tax return after April 15.  I want the clutter from taxes on my desk, in my files and in my mind cleared, freeing my spring, summer and fall  for more fun activities.

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This is not financial or tax advice. Please consult a professional advisor.

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1 comment:

Jason said...

Just get it done!