Archive | April 2, 2014

Taxes!

Today was super fun, we got to go see our tax guy!  Actually we really like him, he is local, nice, good at what he does and I think we probably amuse him or more accurately I amuse him.

If Lars was the only person paying taxes he would have a W2, a statement from the bank on some interest, and the mortgage.  Maybe 5 whole pieces of paper.  I like to complicate things…  When we thought about me staying home and we started planning things we started the investment house thing and I keep records on miles and everything to do with that business.  Once I did stay home I could not content myself with life without spreadsheets so I started little business ventures here and there and tracked expenses and miles to offset earnings and I did generate a nice stack of paper between Melaleuca business and various writing jobs.  My theory is I might not earn a lot of money but I’m awesome at creating writeoffs (legitimate don’t worry!).  The icing on the cake is the brain wave that MOM’s club, that I am president of, is a not for profit and so all my miles and membership fees are deductible.  It took an hour of transcribing my meetup calendar to a spreadsheet but those 600 miles added up fast!

 

We still have to wait on final numbers but I’m hopeful that we see a refund.