Sometimes I have my moments...airhead moments. Taxes trigger one of those moments every year. Every year I look for the past year's tax records and every year I think that they are missing because I can only find the records from 2 years ago. I need 2008 I think and I search and search. Today I did that. I searched and panicked and searched. I got a lot of cleaning done in the mobile home so that was a bonus. I gave up searching after 5pm and decided to look in my record box one more time. Hmmm, 2007, those ARE the records that I need. Ok, I felt dumb but I was thrilled to find them .
You see, I couldn't remember what I used at a tax basis for my rental property depreciation. I had the online H&R Block forms (free file) all filled out except for that amount. The online form said I owed $163. I filled in the missing info and now I only owe $6. Yea! I need to check it once more before I am brave enough to send it in but I am relieved that it is almost finished. State taxes are next and I usually get back around $100. This is a huge relief because I didn't have any money budgeted for taxes. Silly of me, I know. Sometimes I get a little too aggressive with the mortgage repayment. I want ALL of my money to go to the mortgage so that it goes away as fast as possible. Yesterday my boss told me again that I needed to get Netflixs. He is sure my life is dull without it. I think I have plenty to keep me busy, cleaning my mobile home, searching for imaginary tax records, riding my exercise bike while watching my annoying digital TV. My life is plenty bright without Netflix! Plus, I need that money for the mortgage.