Now that tax day is over, I can share my dirty secret.
I like to file taxes.
I don’t like the concept of taxes, I don’t like the way they are presently handled. As I’ve said over and over again, I think there should be a tax bill system in place.
Since there isn’t one, and since I generally like to be a good citizen–albeit a loudmouthed one–I file my taxes. And I enjoy it.
I always have, because I have a weird genetic quirk in that I enjoy filling out forms. A good form makes me feel like I’m taking a test where I know all the answers. “Why, yes! I DO know my home phone number!” They are the easiest pop quizzes in the world.
But when I was 21 my dad–who prepares taxes for people as part of his job–introduced me to tax-prep software and my life has never been the same. Filing taxes has become like a video game where you actually win money back instead of tickets.
I now use Turbotax online and they actually have a little window in the upper right hand corner that tells you how much you’re getting back or how much you owe. And it changes when you input different things. It is SO much fun to watch the little numbers click over. It’s like The Price Is Right or something.
So yes. I’m a libertarian. I think the current tax structure sucks and I think we all have to pay too much. But as long as I’ve gotta do it anyway at least I’m having fun with it.