The tax man commeth!

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lubbock Homes

I love Thanksgiving,Christmas and the whole 6 weeks of holidays, but in the back of my mind I can't help worry about all the taxes that will be coming due the first of the year.  So to put my mind at ease, I write all the checks,( deduct the money form the account), for all my property taxes in Nov. and place them carefully in the file, marked "DON"T OPEN UNTIL DEC 29"  Problem solved.  As long as I dont' get overdrawn buying all those grandkids presents!

Comments (7)

John Walters
Frank Rubi Real Estate - Slidell, LA
Licensed in Louisiana

Taxes yuck.  I wish you wouldn't bring it up.  I am still awaiting my bill.

Dec 15, 2008 11:23 AM
Mary PAUL, ABR, CRS,GRI, e-PRO,
RE/MAX Advantage Realtors, Searcy, AR - Searcy, AR

I use Quicken and it is great.  I can keep a constant check on my bank accounts and taxes are a breeze.  You might want to try it.

Dec 15, 2008 11:25 AM
Ellie McIntire
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate - Ellicott City, MD
Luxury service in Central Maryland

Bah humbug. That is the last thing I want to think about during the holidays.

Dec 15, 2008 11:27 AM
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Oh my -- not only taxes, but all of those dues just to practice real estate. And then, add the designations.  Looks like beans for x-mas dinner.

Dec 15, 2008 11:36 AM
June Piper-Brandon
Houwzer Inc - Baltimore, MD
Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time

I don't have to worry about that this year!!  My sales have been way down, so what I prepaid is more than I'll owe!!

Dec 15, 2008 12:36 PM
Kelsey Barklow
Hurd Realty - Johnson City, TN
423/948-9154

My husband does our taxes so out of sight, out of mind. Seriously though, I hate paying self-employment taxes. Self employed people should pay less taxes because we have the guts to get out there and make a living on our own!

Dec 15, 2008 01:08 PM
Kathy Toth
Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams - Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team

So many things to renew come the beginning of the year. All the dues and everything else, including taxes.  Yuck-o!

Kathy

Dec 15, 2008 01:29 PM