If someone was reading my mind it was the dudes over at Brass Taxes.
In my Google Reader yesterday there was a message from the Brokelyn blog about Brass Taxes and 5 reasons why you should not file them on your own.
My tax situation is a clusterfuck to put it mildly. SInce 2008 I have not filed with the IRS.
During the last 3 years I have worked in numerous capacities with a number of start-up companies - I even had my own company begin-run-fail during this period. I was unemployed/unemployable for a portion of 2009 and 2010 while trying to figure out next steps following the collapse of Trackstand. As an advisor to start-ups, a board member, a founder, a VP of operations, an intern and bike messenger my obligations, W2’s, 1099s and all sorts of shit is all over the place. That was a run on sentence.
This year I decided to get a handle on all my financial obligations so it made sense for me to see someone who knows what the hell they are talking about.
Hence this little video did the trick.
Rus was really helpful. He walked me through my 2010 filing and we looked over my bills, statements and numerous pieces of paperwork that I have dutifully kept tucked away in a big large container.
And considering I went from being afraid of my tax obligation (yesterday afternoon) to a $2148 refund (this is only based on my 2010 filing). I would say it was well worth the $200 and one hour of my Sunday morning.