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Home from my final session of Taxes for the Old and Befuddled at the Senior Center. Last session for the Poor and Befuddled was Saturday. All over for another year.

I was remarking Saturday that, while I really look forward to the start of filing season each year, about the first of April I'm equally eager to see it over. I'm pooped!

To the pros who give so wonderfully of their knowledge around here, thanks as always. I'm an amateur. Never given to selling myself short, I'm a talented amateur, but an amateur nonetheless. It's really nice to be able to punt to the pros and know the ball won't just sail off into the ether. Ya'll take some well-deserved rest time before you start chasing the people on extensions.

Phil
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Me, too. Starting at least 8 weeks off tomorrow morning.
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(Phil:) To the pros who give so wonderfully of their knowledge around here, thanks as always. I'm an amateur. Never given to selling myself short, I'm a talented amateur, but an amateur nonetheless. It's really nice to be able to punt to the pros and know the ball won't just sail off into the ether. Ya'll take some well-deserved rest time before you start chasing the people on extensions.
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Thanks, but not quite yet, in our office. Now we dig into the 990's - the returns for charities and other nonprofits, including private foundations. Those are due May 15, for calendar year filers (subject to extensions, also.)

Bill
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Ya'll take some well-deserved rest time before you start chasing the people on extensions.

I get a day off?? Really? Cool.

I think I'll start it off by getting up at 6:30 to get my son off to school. Before he's out the door, I'll have a client stop by the house to pick up the hard copies of his returns which were e-mailed to him yesterday. Then I'll deposit the checks from everyone that finally picked up their returns yesterday. (OK - so that one is kind of fun, except for ...) Then I'll pay the bills that I haven't looked at for the last two weeks. Then my wife wants me to put the boxes of Easter decorations away in the garage, which involves moving enough stuff around so that I can get to the overhead storage access. While I'm in the garage, I might as well get some laundry going. Back in the house, the fish tank needs water and the cat's litter box needs attention. My wife also wants me to help sweep and mop the floors all over the house, and I usually give her a hand changing the sheets on the beds (her short arms just can't reach to get our son's bed together). After my son gets home from school, we've planned a family outing to see a movie and get some dinner. This evening is rehearsal night for the church band I play with (which I've skipped out on for the last 2 or 3 weeks), then it's wrestle with the kid to get him into bed at a decent time before settling in for a good night's sleep myself.

Yep. I'm really going to enjoy my time off. :-)

--Peter
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Most of that can done in the morning. What are you going to do in the afternoon?
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I too volunteer with Tax Aide. Enjoy seeing the happy faces when we are able to come up with a happy surprise for the folks.
My going away present this year was a lady that came in at 4:00 PM on the last day needing her taxes done for '09, '10, '11 and '12. Oh my. A co-volunteer who had already packed up her computer for the year jumped in to help. Had the tax challenged lady out the door by 5:00 PM with a smile on her face and a total of $1,500.00 in refunds for the 4 years. Nice way to end the season.
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