I’ve filed my taxes the honest way my whole life. It was always a pleasure to do when I was expecting money back.
This was the first year I haven’t filed honestly. I fudged it. Oh yes, I fudged it. I had no choice!
Last year, my business claimed over an $8,000 loss. Why the hell can’t I carry that over into this year? How am I supposed to make up for the loss?
It just doesn’t make sense. I paid off my losses from last year, that’s why I have nothing to show for it this year. How am I supposed to catch up? If I were to actually pay on every dime I made this past year, how can I catch up from the loss I had last year?
Anyway, taxes are done. Finally. It was the most painful tax experience I’ve ever had in my life. I need to set up a plan for next year, some kind of tax savings. It sucks because I still owe a little over $13,000 in debt so I don’t want to save, I want to pay goddammit. And save for a house!
It doesn’t feel like a burden has lifted. Usually after filing my taxes, I feel wonderful. Not this year. This year, if I get audited, my only real defense is somehow rolling over that $8000 loss from last year and explaining why I deducted it from my earned income this year.
I also didn’t claim the $10,000 I made in cash. I didn’t claim all the money Groupon gave me either. In other words, I’m fucked.
It’s not fair and I refuse to play their stupid game. This couldn’t have happened at a more worse time than now. When I’m flooded in Groupon debt and employee’s get paid 3 times, not two, in March.
But I think I’ll be okay. Honestly, it’s a new business that just opened last year and I haven’t claimed any losses like most new businesses. I haven’t made any fraudulent deductions that can’t be proven with receipts. I simply fudged how much I made, that’s all.