For the past 30 or so years, I’ve done my own taxes by hand. I thought this was a good approach because it would help me better understand the practical challenges of the tax code.
But it’s time to confess that I broke down and used Turbotax for yesterday’s tax return.
It’s not that my financial affairs are complicated. I basically get my Cato salary and a bit of income from speeches and articles. But even that became too much of a challenge. The tipping point was the form for Health Savings Accounts. The IRS is yelling at me for how I filled out this form in past years, and I fear that I will be perpetually in their cross hairs without relying on a computer program to avoid mistakes.
To help me deal with yesterday’s traumatic experience, I’m sharing some very good cartoons.
We’ll start with one from Gary…
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