Thursday, October 30, 2008

T to the A to the XXX





I'm off to the accountant tomorrow to sort out my tax. Last year I didn't realise how much more a business would cost when doing a return and I almost decided to do it myself this year, but booked into one up the road at the last minute. I'm hoping they are better than the lady who did mine last year. She wore Kath and Kim style Christmas earrings (I did mine very late) and didn't know how to spell certain words that I thought were quite easy to spell. The earrings didn't bother me too much, the spelling worried me.

I also found out the year I worked 3 days on a potato farm required a tax return. I figured I was doing the tax department a favour by not doing the paperwork on the $11 of tax I made on the few days work. My foolish 19 year old brain didn't understand how the system worked. All I knew how to do was pick out the bad looking potatoes and try to sound convincing when the other girl working with me asked me if I wanted to listen to Alanis Morrisette.

9 comments:

jessie said...

ahh you have to love tax time! thanks for the tag too, you can check out my boring bits on my blog xx

Sherrin said...

God. Tax. I have about three years to catch up on.

art4friends said...

I was such an early bird for tax, it seems weird people still talking about it.


By the way. That painting, is absolutely amazing. What is it? Where is it? I want it!

umbrellabella said...

eek, tax, Id better get onto that...lovely drawing, is that you?

Vegan and Vintage said...

you crack me up. wont be back 'till next week

xx

Anna Laura said...

The drawing isn't of me, some pretty gal in a Marie Claire, not that is looks much like her anymore. It is just a little pen and ink I did, but I am quite fond of her. The look on her face is like my face when I think of all the paperwork I need to sort out!

Plan-B said...

aaahhh, tax are always a bad experience...
Good luck

Kara said...

Its so much more worth it to get an accountant to do it - they know the 'deal' with ATO and what you can claim, depreciate, etc!!! Definately find a new accountant though... the earrings and spelling are worrying. I once had an accountant that kept calling me Karen and wrote it on the tax return - even though I said several times, "thats not my name". Didn't listen... very weird!

Penny said...

Such a pain in the you-know-what. Hopefully you get a big return and it'll all be worth it...