Gimme a “T” for Taxes
February 22, 2012
Did most of the remaining work on my taxes today. A writer’s taxes can be complicated — home office, self-employment, contract work, no predictable income from year to year. I actually wrote a bit about it at the D.B Jackson blog a couple of weeks ago. (Visit the blog here and scroll down if you’re interested.)
But the part I had to fill in today was my pathetic little 1099-div for my pathetic little investments. These accounts are odd things to deal with at tax time. On the one hand, I want my investments to do well. Obviously, right? But I don’t want them to do so well that they wreak havoc on my tax liability. This, I suppose, is why people like Mitt Romney have tax shelters and Cayman Island accounts and stuff like that. I can’t afford such things, but I also can’t really afford the taxes I have to pay because I can’t afford them. If you get my drift . . . .
Anyway, looking forward to filing and being done.