TGIF — No Rush

Paula Light, at Light Motifs II, has this prompt she calls TGIF. She encourages us to take this opportunity to openly chat or jabber about anything we want.

Every year around this time I start stressing about filing my income taxes, both federal and state. They are normally due on April 15th, but this year that falls on a Saturday, so the tax filing date this year is now on April 18.

Usually I’m on top of this. I’m well organized, have all of my tax forms from my retirement accounts, social security, investments, etc. together, and I sit in front of my laptop using TurboTax and get it done in a few days. And by this time in past years, I’ve already sent in my forms electronically.

But this year, with my busted hip and arm, my surgery, my physical therapy, and all that shit, I haven’t had any time at all to focus on getting my shit together for filing my tax returns. So my stress levels were starting to reach new heights.

But lo and behold, earlier this month, the federal Internet Revenue Service (IRS) announced that Californians in 44 counties — including the one I live in — that were part of the Federal Emergency Management Agencies emergency declaration due to severe winter storms between Dec. 27 and Jan. 31, are getting a filing extension. The deadline for filing returns for those who owe taxes to the federal or the state government has been pushed by six months to October 16!

So now I can continue to focus on my recovery and not fret about a fast approaching tax filing deadline. Woohoo!

And on that note, happy TGIF, everyone.

12 thoughts on “TGIF — No Rush

  1. Sadje March 10, 2023 / 9:21 am

    That’s good news. Now you can stress about it after 6 months. 😂😂😂

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  2. Paula Light March 10, 2023 / 9:34 am

    Yes, our CPA firm informed us of this yesterday. Good news! Orange County is also impacted (idk why). But I already did my personal taxes and filed 😂

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    • Fandango March 10, 2023 / 12:40 pm

      Good for you! I hope you’re getting a refund!


  3. slmret March 10, 2023 / 1:22 pm

    I’ve taken my stuff to the CPA — am afraid that I’ll stress worse in October when I can’t find the stuff! Besides, if I get a refund, I’d rather not have to wait for it until October!

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  4. Taswegian1957 March 10, 2023 / 2:45 pm

    That must be a relief. Tax time in Australia is from July to October but with PAYG tax I don’t think it is as complicated as yours sounds.

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  5. leigha66 March 17, 2023 / 11:18 am

    That is great news. I always stress so much with taxes, I can’t image it with the added stress of your recovery. Hope you are doing well, one step at a time!

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