It seems that every year my taxes get a little more complicated. I'm still not near the point of needing an accountant, but the more complex they get, the more pissed off I get. I get upset because the government is demanding that I jump through a whole bunch of hoops for the privilege of giving them my money. WTF?!? I consider myself to be a smart guy when it comes to simple math (stuff like calculus is a different story). As I read the instructions for filling out some forms I wonder how the average Joe can figure this shit out! I can see why the government makes things hard on the deduction side of things because that way they can keep more of your money. I get ticked off by them making the calculations of what you owe so difficult. If you screw up there, then they can penalize you with fines and such.
I learned everything about taxes from my father. He was meticulous with his record keeping and accounting. From him I learned that doing your taxes by yourself was no big deal if you were just careful. I think he was audited once for a miscalculation when the tax law had changed from the previous year. Me, I have no fear of the IRS. Yes, there is a fear of being sucked into a nameless/faceless bureaucracy that could fuck up your money, but I also figure that there are a lot bigger fish to fry out there. There are probably people out there ripping off the government on a daily basis what I make in wages in a year. Someone asked if the fursuit deal goes through, would I make it a legitimate business by incorporating, or keep it under the table. While there are benefits to incorporating, like being able to deduct con expenses as business expenses, I think it would be best to keep the government's nose out of my affairs. I personally think it's more trouble than it's worth. *pictures Sabot in a dark alley* Psssst. Buddy. Wanna buy a fursuit?