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.