Every year when tax season rolls around, I instinctively begin to feel shame and embarassment...I always wait until the last minute to take our taxes to the kind man who does them for free....all because I don't want him to know that ONCE AGAIN, I haven't done a good job of paying our estimated quarterly taxes. For those of you who have the blessing of NOT being self-employed campus ministers, you may not know that we don't have anyone who withholds taxes or pays part of our social security. We pay it all. In a perfect world, we would do that quarterly, on the days set by the IRS. In Magruder world, we make a few payments they way we're supposed to....and then maybe a partial payment, and a couple of monthly random checks to the IRS to get caught up....and in the end, I always seem to be short.
It's just so hard to set aside that money for the IRS every month when someone needs a new coat or shoes or a root canal or a roof.
So, here we are, the week before taxes are due, and I'm just now collecting my documents...preparing for the walk of shame, into the accountant's office.
Sigh....there's always next year....