Thursday, April 15, 2010
The Taxman Cometh
I mailed my taxes in today.
Did I actually admit that on live bloggage?
Yes I am ashamed..I have never waited this long to send in our taxes - EVER!
Let me explain.
Normally I have my refund by mid-March so I can celebrate my birthday in style, and have been doing them myself for the past few years on Turbo Tax. This year there were a couple complications - one being that we moved the end of '08 here to po-dunk out of Illinois but we both still work there, two being that I got a bonus this year (THANK YOU JOB!) that was never taxed.
Long story short, my boss had me doing company payroll in Quickbooks at the time of the bonus and I just effed it up. Period. By the end of '09, we realized that saving money by not paying a payroll service was costing us more money because Amy didn't know the new tax rules they came up with everyday and just effed it up. Let me just say I am SO glad we are a small company!
So we hired the payroll service back.
Fast forward to W2 time and realizing that they didn't include my bonus so it looked like I wasn't claming it. All they had to do was send an amended one, right? Sounds eazy peazy..not so much..
Let's see, the first month of this dilemma, the payroll service claimed that this was my own fault - of course I signed something when we went back with them - and that they were trying to waive a fee in order to get this done.
The next excuse was that it was busy during the 15th and 30th of the month - you believe that?
The last time I talked to the guy, whose name happens to be RINGO, he told me that he would call me the next day when he had it in his hand. By now, it's March 24 - he was supposed to call me the next day when he had it in his hand he said.
Come now to April 7, the last payroll as I do it every other week.
I talked to Ray this time because RINGO is out of town. I explain my story and that we are now 8 days before deadline and we got nothing.
Ray was great, divulging a little too much information letting me know he saw no order for this to be done and that it should have only taken about 20 minutes!
You are telling me that this guy dicked me around this whole time? My boss talked to Ringo's supervisor and they had it faxed to us at the office the next day.
I just don't get it.
One thing I do know..I need to sign up for an assertive class, or an aggressive class or some kind of class that will help me call people out on their bullshit.