I dread doing my taxes. This is the third year I have had to file the W-K9 tax form and I was not looking forward to it at all! Because I have better things to do with my time like wabbit hunting, napping, snacking, etc., this year I decided to have an accountant do my tax stuff for me. Brilliant idea I thought, but it did not go as planned! I put on a fresh collar, even brushed my beard, gathered my papers, and headed to the nearest tax office. What a rude awakening it was! Right after I walked in the door some dimwit with thick black rimmed glasses and a pocket protector told me dogs are not allowed in the building. What? I said I wanted to get my taxes done. This dude refused to believe me and started laughing and cracking jokes about a dog with a job. Fine. I could see these folks in the tax office would be of no help, so I decided I would have to do them on my own again this year.
I got home and got to work…time was ticking…only three days until April 15th! First I needed to gather up all my receipts and get some totals for my spreadsheet and eventually my tax form. I had to send Bailie outside to play during this process. With her destructive behavior lately, I did not need her eating any of my receipts. *Factoid – when I was Bailie’s age, Mom was working on the taxes on the floor and I ate the receipt for a new desktop computer and monitor, big trouble. For this reason, Bailie needs to keep her paws off my receipts!* I’m not a numbers dog at all, which makes this project even less fun. The only time I care about numbers is when treats are being passed out and I want to make sure I get as many as everyone else! They didn’t teach much math in dog school, making a calculator a necessity for me.
Finally I finished with that “tax math” and moved on to filling out the W-K9 form online. All these questions are just so ridiculous! I have plenty of snacks to munch on while I work, and Bunny is with me for moral support. The good news is that it looks like I lost money again this year. I got my own bank account recently, and was hoping I could write a check to the IRS but I guess it is better to write a check for something else.
I am done with the tax form, I have printed it out, signed it with my paw print, now I just need to put it in an envelope and stick it into the mail. I wonder how many of these stamp things I need to put on here anyway? Remember my tip every year – make sure and pee on the mailbox after you drop in your taxes. It is kind of a “don’t get mad, get even” solution to the tax subject!