Or, alternatively, let’s cry in our beer. Regardless, today is a special day – the day where we put our Federal government obligations (and their #@!!% paperwork) behind us for another year. If you’re tempted to grouse about it, just remember, your payment is critical to delivering all those essential services the Federal Government provides each and every day. So buck up – it’s all for a good cause…
If you’re like me, this event probably has you looking at your checking account while delivering heavy sighs (or, in some years, hyperventilating). Hey, nobody said self-employment was all peaches and cream.
On the other hand, maybe you’re one of the lucky ones that will actually be receiving a (gasp!) refund. Yeah, I remember the good old days, back when I would sometimes see a tiny portion of my withholdings coming back my way. I’d be giddy, sizing up all kinds stuff on which to spend that tiny trickle. It was like sticking your hand into an old pair of pants and finding a couple of twenties!
Ah, good times. Good times.
I wonder what you could do with that refund…
Here’s a thought, why don’t you peruse the Mad Gringo website in search of a place to park it. Might I suggest “The Fish Bones” a handsome tropical which (perhaps) symbolizes the way the IRS has picked your carcass clean?
Or possibly our popular “Getting’ Crabby” tee, which is definitely what happens at my house when Turbotax and I go on our annual date in early April.
Of course, I wouldn’t blame you if you took the dough and made a small commodities investment. Particularly if you have some sorrows to drown.
Regardless of the path you choose to pursue, breath a sigh of relief – you’re now allowed by the IRS to Go Slow for another year.