My taxes are done

I had a 10 AM appointment at H&R Block today. I’ve got to say I wasn’t all that impressed. It was fairly informal and the guy doing the taxes seemed a little flakey. But then my previous tax guy was very professional and business-like. He was also cheaper. H&R Block charged me $190 for all my taxes. My previous accountant charged me $130. Oh well, it’s done.

I’m getting just enough back from Maryland to cover my tax preparation fee.

I had estimated I’d owe $3,100 to the Federal government. In fact, I owe about $2,900, which includes a $65 “underpayment” penalty. The forms have been efiled. I’ll get my state refund direct-deposited and I have to write a check for the federal taxes by April 16.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.