About two and a half weeks ago, I prepared both my business and personal tax information and took it to my CPA. Yesterday around 4:00, they called to tell me my tax forms were ready for signing. I was pretty sure that I would owe money this year, so I didn’t ask for the results. I just got in my car and drove over, hoping I wouldn’t owe too much. When she told me I was getting money back, I felt like dancing a jig right there in the office. I wasn’t aware how much my move last year would help me (points and charitable donations for all the stuff I gave away) when it came to my taxes. See Robin breathing a huge sigh of relief.
I’m thinking that I will take that refund, plus the government’s stimulus check that is supposed to come in May, and do a bit of remodeling to my back patio so we can enjoy it a little more come summer. After all, in an economic slowdown, the patriotic thing to do is to spend it. Right?
So tell me: Are you usually the first one to get your taxes filed each year or do you drag your feet until the last possible minute?