Sunday, April 10, 2005

You know you're an adult when... complete your taxes. TWICE.

My husband has spent the better part of the day working on our taxes. One of the major aggravations of being an adult is having to file your own taxes. But it's even worse being a married adult, because you actually have to prepare two different tax scenarios-- married filing jointly and married filing separately-- to figure out which way you get less screwed by the combined efforts of the federal and state governments.

In our case, we can avoid being taxed an extra $1200 if we file separately. We think. But then again, with the tax code being what it is, we could find ourselves being hauled off to jail and having our house, our dog, and our cat confiscated for not paying taxes that we didn't think we owed.

We'll really miss the house and the cat.

(They'll probably give the dog back as a form of additional punishment.)

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