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25 February 2008 @ 10:49 am
Taxes. C'est Fin.  
I finished all my business and personal taxes yesterday and sent off the paper forms (for the business taxes and the Indiana state tax - seems Indiana doesn't let you e-file if you are a partial year resident). This is the first year I haven't used an accountant for the Bedlam House taxes - the form when I got done matched the form from last year in most ways except actual numbers, so I should be OK. I will be going back to an accountant this year because I'll have a Georgia S corp with Indiana income. Bleah.

The good news is we get hefty refunds. The bad news is it is because we haven't sold the Atlanta house yet.

In other news, we had a grand time with filker0 and spiritdance, who came down so spiritdance could put on a Pampered Chef show for ladyat. ladyat had arranged for a babysitter for the kids, so filker0 and I headed out to Fry's. The best part was really getting to find out what he does for a living - all these years I pretty much knew about general computer geekery but no details.

Saturday night ladyat and I had tickets to Tim Grimm at the Royal (literally) just down the road. ladyat and spiritdance were a bit wiped out by the end of the day, so we sent the babysitter home and they stayed with the kids while filker0 and I went to the concert. We had a grand time and even got to examine the solid body electric banjo that had been cobbled together from a banjo neck and an electric guitar body.

On Sunday spiritdance and filker0 folded the family back into the car for the long trip to Ioway. We'd hoped they could join us for the family gaming afternoon at the local UU Church, but M was just recovering from RSV which they didn't want to chance spreading to the minister's new baby.

ladyat and I headed over to the UU church once the last return for forgotten items was completed. We had a very good time playing Taboo with a mix of adults and older kids. This church is filled with very open and caring folks - I think we'll stick around for a while. Especially since we seem to already be on three committees...

Sunday night ladyat had her traditional Viewing of the Oscars, which gave me time to finish up taxes.
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Jim: Calamity Catpoltr1 on February 25th, 2008 04:47 pm (UTC)
There's a Fry's in Indy? I should go sometime!
Debbie Gtollers on February 25th, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
Yep... our very own Fry's... less than a mile from my office. Frighteningly convenient!
markbernsteinmarkbernstein on February 25th, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
Heh. I did our taxes yesterday as well, and our situation is kind of the opposite of yours. The bad news is that we owe a lot. The good news is that it's because I got a big severance check when I was laid off, so I have enough cash to cover it.
Bill Roperbillroper on February 25th, 2008 05:26 pm (UTC)
Gretchen and I started on the Dodeka taxes yesterday. With luck, we should be able to get them under control this week.
GreyLadygrey_lady on February 25th, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC)
*blrg* Taxes. The only hidden grace here is that I get an extra 60 days owing to this "not living in the country any more but stuck with doing taxes every year anyway" thing.
Mspiritdance on February 25th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)
'bout the RSV: Just as well we didn't try to go to the gaming, as it's likely (per the pediatrician today) that what was causing D's coughing fits over the weekend is also RSV. And I did the right thing with nebulizing him (in fact, he wrote a prescription for D for his own albuterol).

The kids and I are home watching Thomas on DVD, the snow falling outside, and waiting for filker0 to get home.
kizoku42kizoku42 on February 26th, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
My actual taxes were pretty simple. My worries were because I was guessing a lot last year. My first three months should be over deducted because they were on the basis of being employed 12 months, which I wasn't. So I can take my unemployment without any deduction and make it up when I have a new job, right? Umm, no new job, hmm, so how will that match my 401K withdrawalls? Turns out I was nicely over withdrawn, but I didn't know until I did the taxes. Also good I went through the form for the Michigan Homestead Property Tax Credit. Always earned too much for that before and it was another $800.