So, who’s still struggling to get their taxes done? Here on the East Coast, there is roughly four hours and 45 minutes to get your returns into a mailbox, so get cracking.
I took care of mine a month ago, received my refund checks and socked it away so I can take the kids on a whitewater rafting trip in North Carolina this summer.
Well, if you are still working on it, when you get done, check out Gabe & Max‘s 100 seconds of tax tips. It’s kinda details, so it probably won’t help you today, but maybe it’ll help you plan for next year. They have some deductions I had never heard about.
Didja know, according to this dynamic duo, that you can write off your socks and any money you were tricked out of (they have a long list of ways you could have been tricked out of your money). Follow their advice, add-minus* them up and then you know what you owe the government.
*I never learned this skill in my math classes… I guess I just didn’t pay that much attention in Mr. Sullenberger’s classes.**
**The only reason I passed Sully’s classes was that Scott Carter let me copy his answers to homework problems. That, and the fact that I was able to write algebraic formulas in the spaces between the buttons on my calculator for use during tests.