I did our taxes tonight. Which, in this age of TurboTax, doesn’t sound like a big deal. And in years past, it wasn’t. I plugged in my W-2 info, my student loan interest paid, and called it a day. But now it’s different. A lot different! And not just because I’m filing jointly, but because my wife is a priest, and their taxes aren’t like anyone else I know. Every time she pays to park at a hospital? Deduction. Dry cleaning her black priest shirts? Deduction. Plus, she’s considered self-employed in NYC, so there’s the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Mobility Tax, which is as confusing to figure out as it is to say.
Seriously, it was a two day event, ending at almost 2:00 AM. So yeah, I’m excited that I finished. Finally!