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  1. Hubs has spent the afternoon doing the taxes for us, our two older kids, and his mother. He's nowhere near done and I'm ready to walk out the door with bags and kids!! I understand it's stressful, but I am not the IRS.....he's biting the wrong head off!!!
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   dianah
    So sorry, Tazzi! Perhaps he should put it away and let it simma' d'an naa, for the night . . . But, if he's anything like my dh, he's best left alone to stew. Hope it all smooths over . . .
  4. by   txspadequeenRN
    Hey Tazzi, let me throw mine in and we can make it a two for one deal!!!!!:roll
  5. by   prmenrs
    I suggest a short vacation. Next time he digs in for the IRS battle, grab the children and go to a movie! And maybe dinner, too. Just bring him some dinner and dessert as a reward!

    I have mine done--been going to the same company (not H&R) for 30+years. Still stressful sitting there waiting for the bottom line, I still have to do my homework, but much, much better than playing w/those forms myself!
  6. by   bethin
    Hmmm, I usually get the program and do it myself, but since you're offering, I'll take him! I have everything divided into school and medical expenses, I just have to add up the deductions. Takes about an hour. I'll even cook!

    Wait, you don't want him back do you? Because if I cook he may die.

    I could never do taxes with pencil and paper but that computer program makes it so easy. Worth every penny.
  7. by   Spidey's mom
    We have ours done now too . . . .but we still have to do the prep work. And it is horrible, painful, awful, terrible, frustrating, maddening :angryfire

    My husband usually starts in a few days before April 15 . . . and I agree that a vacation is in order for everyone else. It is a task I would not wish on my worst enemy (well, maybe) and I feel bad for my dh.

    He is a hero in my eyes for just agreeing to tackle it.

    stpeh
  8. by   TazziRN
    Hubs uses a computer program too...Turbo Tax....but he does returns for the entire family. Rather than doing one person's return per day and making it easy, he tackled them all at once and I'm paying the price!!
  9. by   TazziRN
    Beth, Yeah, I kinda would like him back....the rest of the year he's wonderful!
  10. by   CHATSDALE
    i think that this is like the case of the woman who fusses about cooking thanksgiving dinner and then chasing everyone else out of the kitchen

    the reason you sit on a tack is because it feels so good when you get up
  11. by   UM Review RN
    Creation took seven days, I reason, so the fact that we can get the taxes done in four seems to me quite the miracle.

    Day One: We are in the store and come out of denial long enough to buy Turbo Tax.

    Day Two: I keep all deductable expenses for the year in a special envelope in the desk drawer right next to the computer so I don't lose them. Still, it doesn't seem to help; some paper or another is always missing.

    Day 3: DH will get the program installed, make me a pot of coffe, and then go hide on the lanai while I enter all the information into the program. We tried exporting info from our money program into Turbo Tax once and that year, it took about two weeks to correct everything, so we now enter everything this way.

    DH is hiding because as I enter the figures, I'm continuously muttering, "My gawd, honey, we made blippety thousand dollars last year between the two of us and we're BROKE???!! How can that BE?"

    Day 3: When I'm finished, he'll come back in and go over the final review and discover that we still have about 3 more vital pieces of paper missing, so he sits at the computer and questions all my entries while I frantically turn the office upside-down clawing through bank statements to find the missing papers, all the while answering his questions, and then fading off to, "...blippety THOUSAND Dollars. Where did it go?"

    And he's sitting there grunting and cursing as he tries to tweak the deductions over to our favor, right down to trying to recall how many pairs of work shoes we bought.

    Trust me, this process is not pretty to watch.

    It's actually quite.....

    taxing.
  12. by   TazziRN
    Hubs found a clause where we might have been able to deduct the $10,000 we spend getting the car repaired when newly-licensed DS rear-ended someone last summer.

    Nope.




    We make too much money.


    However......there is a clause that says if you lose a diamond from its setting due to an accident, you can deduct that!
  13. by   TazziRN
    Quote from Angie O'Plasty, RN
    And he's sitting there grunting and cursing as he tries to tweak the deductions over to our favor, right down to trying to recall how many pairs of work shoes we bought.

    Trust me, this process is not pretty to watch.

    It's actually quite.....

    taxing.


    Ouch........
  14. by   MLF
    prmenrs: do you mind saying who does yours?? my dh and i have had ours done at h & r for around 15 years. we used to be happy with them but it is starting to cost way too much in fees. (my only complaint about them.) donna
    i have mine done--been going to the same company (not h&r) for 30+years. still stressful sitting there waiting for the bottom line, i still have to do my homework, but much, much better than playing w/those forms myself![/quote]

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