Finding my W-2 sitting on my desk at work, I realized something important - I have to do my taxes. This is not just a "slap-my-forehead and shucks" kind of realization - I've never done my taxes before. My family has their taxes done by an accountant in Park Falls, who is certified for Wisconsin and Minnesota - he did my taxes for free every year, because he said it was easy enough to take no more than fifteen minutes of his time. But I can no longer rely on Fred1 to do my own dirty laundry for me - I have to start doing it myself.
Does anybody have any suggestions or advice? Anybody willing to share some wisdom about dealing with taxes in general?
1: He is the "prime mover" for my very own Personal Law of the Clan of Fred, which states that "The majority of male accountants I've ever met are named Fred, and all the Freds I've ever met are accountants."