Friday, February 20, 2009

Tax Day

This morning I decided it should be tax day. I dread doing our income taxes each year and usually put it off as long as humanly possible. However, since I'm having surgery in just a few days and will spend most of March recovering I decided it was best to get them done before, so I wouldn't worry about having them done in time. Now, I know I could take them to H&R Block or an accountant, but why pay someone what I'm perfectly capable of doing myself?

Thankfully we do not owe any taxes this year. Matter of fact our business lost money last year...first time in 11 years we've lost money. Just shows that the recession has hit us hard. Being self-employed has its downs, thankfully it's a mostly positive experience. When you're in a service industry, as we are, window cleaning is a luxury instead of a necessity. Most of our work is commercial, and that's a plus as residential window cleaning has dried up completely.

We keep hoping things will start looking up, but are thankful that I do not have to write the IRS a check this year!


carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

That is good news, Judy! I'm so glad that you do not have to pay the gov't anything.
We are just trudging along and praying that things will get better soon.
Have a nice weekend!

Sharon/primthyme said...

Hi Judy,Thanks for stopping by my blog.I'm glad you have a Yorkie,too.They are some companions,my one barks at everything & the other is quiet & only barks if she sees someone or a cat outside.
I love your blog ,but I hate the tax thing,also !!
The recession has hit really hard & might get worse.
Prim Hugs & Blessings,Sharon