Posts Tagged ‘snarky’
Deadline for personal tax returns moved…
— Douglas Adams
Now what noise do deadlines make when they move? Well when you filed an extension for your 2010 personal tax return you got an additional 6 months to file until October 17th if you met the qualifications. You heard that deadline moving giving you more time. Now what do you do? Some have to wait to get tax information from another who is procrastinating. Others can get their information ready now. It is this group this post is specially designed for. Do you needlessly wait until the last minute? That would be procrastinating. According to thefreedictionary.com:
procrastinate – postpone or delay needlessly;
Now you can procrastinate if want but why. Let’s get that return done so the idea that it has yet to be completed is not banging around in your brain like a Centaurian slug. If you owe let’s find out and make a plan to pay it and move on. Some think that leaving things incomplete has a negative impact on your ability to be produce and or create. So we are talking about your health and ability to make a contribution and feel a sense of accomplishment. In addition it is strange if you are needlessly delaying because you are afraid you might owe money when if you submit your information to your tax professional at the last minute you have to know he will charge you more money. So let’s save you some money and free you of emotional baggage created by procrastination and get that return done now. Call me at 972-439-1955 to discuss your situation and how you can get your tax information to me. Don’t worry you have some nice options about how to get your information to me as long as you have a computer, fax, or access to a post office.
Before you conclude why were you so snarky in this post? Well I do not know if snarky is the correct word but I have wanted to use it since I heard it used on the TV show Psych. In additional after the adrenaline from a long tax season wears off a little snarkiness and a bunch of creativity or insanity sets in. I will let you judge which applies in this case. In either case I may have just coined a new word – something else I wanted to do. Oh and try this Psychism – “I’ve heard it both ways.” Either way let’s move on and be productive.
Now, stop changing the subject and call or email me today about getting your return done.
Jeff Haywood, CPA
I prepare the following types of tax returns:
Federal and State Returns
Also, I am available for tax planning and discussions about business, retirement planning and life goals.
For recent US income tax content see the following links:
Begin With The End In Mind
If the band you are in starts playing different tunes
Where Is It? Tax Refund
Deadline for 2010 Personal Tax Returns Moved
Now is the time to file those late tax returns for previous years
IRS: 8 Things to Know if You Receive an IRS Notice
IRS: Nine Fact on Filing an Amended Return
IRS: Eight Facts on Penalties
IRS Top Ten: Making Federal Tax Payments
Forming a New Business – Please Consult With Your CPA First
Questions After I Have Filed My Return
For a full list of prior posts see the CPA Tax Blog.
As always keep in mind that the content provided on this site is general in nature and may or may not apply to your particular case. It is best to check with a tax professional about your circumstances and what is best for you personally. Also, IRS regulations and tax laws are constantly changing and the information on this site is not constantly updated. Again please check with me about your particular circumstances and what will be best in your situation at the given time and law.
This article was written by Jeff Haywood, CPA.
Jeff is a licensed CPA in both Texas and Illinois.
He has prepared income tax returns for the public for over 10 years.
He also has an MBA in Finance from Loyola University in Chicago and he has 24 years experience in Corporate Finance and Business Analysis.