Wednesday, April 15, 2009

1040EZ's make my brain hurt.

Happy Tax Day.

Time to measure what you've made in the past year and how you've spent the money the government gave you.

Now, I must say, I'm the best procrastinator to walk on the face of the planet. So when I got the time to work it into my busy schedule, at 12:47 a.m., I logged into "" in order to file my federal tax return.

I've pretty much had the most difficult time. First, I can't claim myself, my parents get to do that, and I've worked in Tennessee, but am a resident of Ohio, which makes for all kinds of confusion. So an hour and a half later, I submitted my e-return and tucked myself away into bed... after all I was too tired to work on the pile of homework sitting beside me waiting to be completed.

I woke this morning to find an e-mail saying my "e-file tax return has been rejected by the IRS."


Apparently to be able to file your tax return online you need your adjusted gross income from the previous year... which requires you to remember, from a year ago, where you put that pesky tax return paperwork... I can't remember that far back.

Therefore, I am now headed to the post office to tuck my 1040EZ into an envelope and put a price-inflated stamp in the upper right hand corner, in order to get it post marked on April 15, just to get my $58 back from the IRS.

Happy last-minute tax filing!

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