After the heavy (and hastily written) rant from Saturday, I felt like posting something more light-hearted. I finished doing my taxes earlier today and thought of this hilarious clip from the Simpsons.
I was like Ned Flanders this year and did it extra early, which I am glad I did.
Taxes in the US are very complex and frustrating. I know because I lived in Ireland for a year, and I had to do taxes in both countries. If you are a US citizen and you live outside the US, you still have to file your taxes or else. The Irish tax forms were considerably simpler, though I didn’t understand a few terms and questions.
If you compared the US tax forms side-by-side with the Irish ones, the Irish ones were definitely easier to fill out.
If you are doing US taxes this year, good luck, and I hope it goes smoothly for you!
P.S. Like Homer, I reported that my wife is a clergyman, daughter was wounded in the Vietnam War, and Little Guy was 8 people. 😉 Just kidding. Actually, the fact that I had one more baby this year helped taxes a lot.