George R.R. Martin (grrm) wrote,
George R.R. Martin

That Time of Year

It's that time of year. I have an appointment with my accountant on Wednesday, so I am doing my taxes. Or more precisely, preparing my taxes so my accountant can do them.

Whatever you call it, I am drowning in little bits of paper.

I don't actually mind paying taxes. I recognize that taxes are the price of civilization, that they pay for many things I value and would be loathe to do without.

But I hate DOING taxes. I hate receipts, and 1099s, and W-2s and W-3s, and adding up everything six times in hopes they finally match, and searching for that hotel bill from that con last February it's got to me in their somewhere...

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And don't get me going on ESTIMATED taxes. A unique treat reserved for us self-employed.

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