I've finished my taxes. I'm a freak about my taxes. I love doing them. I don't know why. Of course, part of it is that I get money back, but there is something about the process of figuring things out that is fun. I sit with the forms and a pencil and I flip back and forth in the books. I mutter to myself and vent my frustrations about things that make no sense on my unsuspecting friends.
But there's something so satisfying with finally penning the final version in ink (no e-filing for this geek) and making the copies and sending it in. I think that there's something so quintessentially adult about it. This year was an especially gratifying challenge with the new business. Next year will be a bit more convoluted, but this year gave me a taste...and I went out and bought a tax book for small businesses.
I think this has something to do with the fact that I really do like kind of convoluted and twisted problems - like those on the Logic portion of the GRE. I never thought of myself as a logically oriented person until I took that test. I scored highest on Logic and on Math. My lesser score (which I would have predicted my strongest) was the Language section.
I don't always love where my taxes are going (like this war or my government spying on it's citizens, for instance), but I try to remember that my taxes also pay for roads and other infrastructure things which I like very much. And, right now, it's paying my father's disability.