Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Fun and Games with Following the Rules

Taxes by the numbers.

Toddler: One
College-educated, competent (although I suppose that's arguable) adults: Two
New and separate ID numbers registered for our household: Three
Phone calls to the state tax assistance help-line: Four
Forms faxed to the tax agency: Five
Hours spent reading directions and forms: A whole lot more than six

Almost being finished working out how to file our "household employer" state and federal taxes for our nanny?

Not priceless, that's for sure. Because the next thing we did was send a check.

The excellent care for Q? That's priceless.

Seriously though, it was a lot of effort to figure out how to give money to the government. It should be a little easier to follow the law.


Mayberry said...

That's crazy. Good for you for playing nice though. Will also come in handy when you make your bid to unseat Ahnuld.

Mamacita Tina said...

Wow, taxes done in January, impressive, impressive.

Lady M said...

Actually, we're not done with *our* taxes, just with filing the W-2 and stuff for our nanny.

Yeah, just in case we go crazy and decide to run for office!