Thursday, April 02, 2009


April wouldn't be April if I didn't make at least one post about income taxes. You see, this has traditionally been a stressful time for me. But for the past couple of years, it's been getting better and better. All because of H & R Block online service! It has made all the difference, as I have been doing just a little bit at the computer, for a half hour or so in the mornings, and slowly but surely the taxes have been getting done. You plug in the figures, they do all the computations, as well as telling you whether or not you should itemize, what credits you can or can't take, and other helps. Today I did the last segment; I paid the $50 (not that cheap maybe, but cheaper than a tax preparer); and all I have to do now is print the return, sign and mail it. All done, and it's only the 2nd of the month. Anyone who knew me in the early days of blogging knows that I've been usually at the last minute, like say the 12-14th of the month finishing up, so this is quite an achievement. I'll take whatever pats on the back you want to give!

Now if we can get Neesie's third quarter grades and work in the mail by the middle of next I may just be able to keep my sanity after all. No more work tonight, though. Tonight I'm going to relax for a while, maybe read a few blogs.


LisaShaw said...

Enjoy your time now to relax and God bless you.

Susan said...

I put ours in the mail today. Always such a good feeling to have it done!!!

Glad yours went well for you this year, too.

Cathy said...

Very good, Maxine, you are smart to do all that online. And thanks for your sweet visit.

MeMaw said...

What a coincindence, I finished my taxes today too! I'm still doing them the old fashion way. Sooner or later I'll have to do them on line...but just not this year! ~Blessings~

Linda said...

Good for you Maxine! It is always a relief to get that job done and out of the way.
Enjoy your weekend.

Anonymous said...

The Fair Tax is my solution to income tax!
Great blog!

Christopher Hamilton
The Right Opinion, for the Right Wing

Maxine said...

Thanks for your visit Christopher. I went to visit your blog and I didn't have time to stay long, but hope to return. Keep up the good work.