At our house…we have a little arrangement.
My husband does the taxes…I do the toilets.
It’s a nice arrangement. It works for me.
Since we are self-employed…tax time is not a pretty one around here. We never rush to get our taxes done early so that we can get our (what are those things called again?)…oh yeah… tax refund.
Yeah, we don’t get one of those. We always get to write a big check on April 15.
We’ve never had the benefit of our employer paying for half of our social security tax…so we get to pay the whole amount. (ouch)
And, there are SO many crazy details to figure out…with mileage…expenses…supplies…what percentage of the house can we write off…
Oh, there’s so much fine print. And so many details. And forms. And details.
Therefore, I’m completely and totally thrilled that my husband is willing to read all of the fine print and details on all of the forms and figure out our taxes.
I would MUCH rather clean the toilets. (And we have four little boys…so uh…well…you know…)
So that’s our arrangement….Matt does the taxes…I do the toilets.
Now, he doesn’t think that’s fair…since he only has to do the taxes once a year…and I have to wash the toilets…well…more often than that.
But I’ve assured him over and over as he labors over the piles of forms and crunches numbers on the calculator until three in the morning for several days in a row…that I’m really okay with it. Really.
So, we got the taxes done and turned in yesterday…so his job is over for a while.
As for me…our little tax write-offs have done a number in both bathrooms…and I’m gonna go grab the toilet brush.
(Huh. Is there any way we can use a percentage of the toilet brush as a tax write off? Yeah…probably not.)
Just curious? Which would you rather do…toilets or taxes?!