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.