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The Art of Last-Minute Income Tax Preparation

03 April 2017 by Urbania
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What’s worse than paying income tax? Filling out the tax return forms. Here’s what happens when you leave it to the last minute.

It’s Sunday morning at 11 a.m. You wake up lazily and wonder what the day will bring. Stop wondering. Today is April 30, the infamous deadline to submit your tax return… which, BTW, you haven’t started.

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Remember last year when you swore to yourself that you’d keep track of all those income tax papers throughout the year? Seems like you forgot. Sort of like… well, every single other year.

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Anger exit rational thinking buildup fist wall KAPOW. Thanks this sequence of events, you now have a hole in the wall, a sore wrist, and unfortunately still have to file that tax return. Way to go, champ.

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Yeah, you could get right down to work and finish in time for a pre-supper glass of wine. Or, you could rewatch the third episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation for the sixth time.

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Nothing beats science fiction, you know the show off by heart, those soft pillows are just sooo comfortable…. ZZzzZZzzz. Should have known better. Sleep tight, because you’ll have a serious task at hand once you wake up.

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All right, all right, enough putzing around. Make a coffee, grab a snack, put on some music, get down to business. Once you’ve started it’s not even that bad.

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A month later, you’ll have totally forgotten about that horrible day of tax return preparation. With a little bit of luck, your painful labour will be rewarded by the arrival of a hefty income tax refund from your friends at the tax agencies. It may even be enough to pay for your drywall repair.

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