Done with taxes

I feel really relieved today because I finally got my taxes done.

Since last Saturday I spent an hour or two here and there to organize papers and documents needed for tax return, and to work on the various forms. It feels good to have it done and get it behind me.

I know a lot of people have their taxes done by professionals. I like to do it myself for several reasons, despite the fact that I don’t like to do it and keep procrastinating till I can’t ignore it any more.

My family has a pretty simple and straightforward tax situation, so it is fairly easy to fill out the forms.

I don’t find taxes are all that hard to do for the average person. So I don’t want to pay big bucks to have someone else do it for me.

In my almost 20 years of living in the United States, I had a professional accountant do my taxes once. He didn’t do it right or better than what I could do. So I don’t want to outsource the job again.

I want to keep myself informed about the tax and finance matters. People who don’t do their own taxes tend to be less informed and knowledgeable about finances.

Don’t let the professionals tell you that you are not smart enough to do your taxes.

You don’t have to be good at math to do your taxes. I am not good at math. I can’t do some of the math that my son (6th grader) is learning at school. But I don’t have problem doing my taxes.

You don’t have to be brilliant to do taxes. There are plenty of people doing their own taxes who didn’t finish college or even high school.

I think the majority of people can do their own taxes unless they don’t want to use their brain and deal with taxes and finances.  

I know some people have no interest in thinking about taxes, let alone doing taxes. In that case, then spend the money and hire someone.

More and more people are into simplifying their lives. I wish our government would get on board and simplify the tax code, or better yet, abandon the complicated tax code and find a simple way to tax people.

I would vote for taxes based on consumption. The more goods and resources people use, the more they can afford to pay taxes and the more they should pay.
 

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