Wednesday, April 15, 2009

the real reason taxes suck...

I did our taxes back in January but in honor of tax day, I thought I'd complain.

I hate filling out the dependents section.

How many children do you have? 3.

How many children do I have to SAY I have? 2.

I know it's purely technical but it drives me insane. I so badly want to put 3. I don't want to claim her as a dependent. I don't want any extra money. I just want to acknowledge her even on stupid tax forms.

Next year, I'll just hire an accountant and not have to worry about it.


  1. Scheeeewwww. My DH does the taxes and I'm certain I would have the same reaction. They should change the tax language to "How many living children do you have?" I know it wouldn't be reasonable to most, but to us it would make perfect sense. Peace.

  2. Henry came up because he was in the software from last year. My accountant warned me last year when we did our taxes that it would happen, but I was still surprised when I saw his name. And then I had to cross it out. So hard.