Paperwork Weekend

At my job, January is a busy time for me.

This year I’m going to get rid of decades old tax returns.

I reconcile bank accounts, prepare payroll tax returns, and get together W-2s and 1099s for all employees.

I change the date and fill out a similar form every year.

At home I try to pull together all the information that we’ll need for our personal tax return. Since I have recently reconciled all personal bank accounts and received my own W-2, I plan to gather and classify the self-employment numbers and fill in my tax summary sheet.

Most of these papers by my side of the bed are bank statements.

And I’ll file away last year’s bank statements.  My paperwork clutter should improve considerably.

Do you try to file your tax return early or late?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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