We knew it was going to be bad.
We were hoping it wouldn’t be as bad as we thought it might be.
Unfortunately, we were wrong. It was even worse.
Fortunately, though, being retired now and normally on a relatively fixed income, the taxes for 2007, our transition year to retirement, should be the worst and future years should be relatively painless.
We had an certified public accountant do the taxes for us this year. It was expensive, but worth not having to deal with the tax return anxiety.
This was the first year I haven’t done my taxes myself. There were just too many variables and potential expensive pitfalls.
I’ll probably be back to doing my own taxes next year.