The answer is no. I know you are wondering if I got my income tax return filed on time. For the first time in my life, I did not file my income tax return on time. My head still has not exploded and the world is somehow still turning. The answer to your next question is yes. My accountant assures me she did file for an extension.
Now I theoretically don’t have to panic again for another six months. Of course, I want to get the thing filed a whole lot sooner than that, but I can put off the panicking and that’s what’s important. If there’s something I’m happy to procrastinate about, it’s panicking.
I moved on to my Sales Tax return and my accountant moved on to research. She can take her time. When we finally file that return, I want it to be right. Sales Taxes can not be put off. If you have a small business in Florida, you need to keep up with your Sales Taxes. You are far more likely to be audited by the state than by the Internal Revenue Service.
My Sales Tax returns are filed quarterly and must be postmarked by the 20th day of the month in which they’re due. I am happy to report that I dropped my Sales Tax return off at the Post Office yesterday. Yes, you read that right – it went into the mail a whole day before the deadline.
I would rest on my laurels for a while, but it’s only a bit more than five weeks until the beginning of the Florida Folk Festival and I need to start panicking about the tie-dye now.