It was a particularly slow and stressful slog this year (so much going on, so many papers and digital whatnots to dig up) but all has now been sorted and as of an hour ago… filed X2!
We should have a decent return coming in just in time to spend it on things like paint and drywall and moving costs and perhaps a new hot water tank (maybe even a nice bottle of wine to enjoy on our new balcony?).
Next year will be even more complicated after house buying and investment cashing and self employment vs. mortgage interest and such… maybe it’ll be time to hire someone to do this. It’s a huge relief to be done for this year though – like a cool breeze that actually blows out the flames. 1 week ago
My trick to getting horrible things done: Find something I dread even more… and then pick one of it.
In my case, I first did the nasty paperwork, and because taxes were easy peasy compared to that, I did them immediately afterwards. (OK, I also wanted to have them off my table before moving.) 1 week ago
for this round returned. Ugh. I hate paying for years that are long gone… 2 weeks ago
Canadian taxes are done, I just need to print the forms out now for my records. Now for American taxes.
Total time spent today: 13:48
Total (Overall): 13:48 1 month ago
That was surprisingly easy! Just a little bit more and I’ll be done with Canadian Taxes!
Note to self: I need to see if I need to pay taxes on my 2012 US income. 1 month ago
Living in two countries means taxes for two different countries. Gross. Taxes for the states will have to wait until I get back, but I can get started on Canadian taxes! One pomodoro a day. I want them done this week! 1 month ago
just a few loose ends and I’m done! 2 months ago
Emailed about getting a receipt to use with taxes.
Got the receipt! Yay! 3 months ago
is when I got the papers back from my tax accountant. So to be able to to get them the official places, without hitting the deadline, I walked there and put it into their mailbox, on the morning I left with the train for a trip… 4 months ago
How I did it: I assembled the documents, checked what was there, added more, did a table of documents submitted.
I discovered that I had the incorrect IRP5 and needed to get the updated one.
Submitted the information about the debacle
with my retirement annuity and hopethat the taxman does not query this. Read how I did it… 6 months ago
... and i quake in my boots!
Will i get down to business today?
Well, yes and no… with work and school completing is unlikely…
...but at least i can take the first steps…
:) 7 months ago
I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to get to this this weekend, as I had planned, because I pretty much lost a day due to not feeling so well yesterday.
But today, with some strong coffee, I tackled it and finished it! It seemed to be easier than in past years. I wonder if that is because I have figured out a good routine for me or if processes did get more streamlined. Probably both.
So, I’ll drop it into the mail tomorrow and will then wait for my tax accountant to get back to me. 8 months ago
Time to prepare the big thing for another year. I’ll try to get it done next weekend. 8 months ago