It’s time to get started on the taxes, so I’ll just describe my
method and then go do it.
As things labeled “Important Tax Document” come in the mail, I
put them in an envelope. That’s sitting on a lower shelf of my
I’ve printed off the Merrill Lynch tax reporting statement.
I’m also printing my spreadsheet where I keep track of income
and donations, although I think I wasn’t very good at doing that
this year, so I’ll have to go through the statement with colored highlighters.
I’m going to go downstairs and boot the laptop into Windows,
where I’ve run TaxCut for the last few years.
Then I’m going to go to the Amazon
Tax Software Downloads page and buy this year’s software for
Then I start plugging numbers in. I’ll let you know how bad it
was after I’m through.