Since work has been extremely slow, I decided to get at least something done instead of just reading good ol' LJ. I had done a quick assessment of my tax situation a few weeks ago and saw that I owed Uncle Sam a bit of money. Well, no need to hurry getting that in the mail. I will send out the check on April 14. I think that whole "midnight of the 15th" is a load of bullshit anyway. Last year I threw it in the mail on the 16th and nobody said boo.
Anyway, I went to the IRS website where they have fillable .pdf files. I figure it would make my return look nice and neat. I entered everything in, printed it out, copied it to duplex, and voila'! A spiffy looking return. I suppose I could e-file, but I am turned off by the whole "download a 3rd party's software" thingy. That's not the case for New Mexico. There I was pleasantly surprised to find a relatively simple method for filing electronically. The form isn't pretty, but it's functional. Within 15 minutes I was done with the small amount I owed charged to a credit card for a small $1 fee. That's it! Done! And here I was going to get mad at them because their .pdf forms were not fillable. Who needs 'em?!? So there! A major task has been accomplished. Now....back to LJ!