We moved in with my parents for a few months–back in 2008. And then we got stuck, until very recently. We’re now in a truly wonderful house, but staying with my parents for so long created a few problems, one of which was organization. Because
I’m a hopeless optimist I have a very strong sense of denial, each month we lived with my p’s, I’d tell myself that in just another month or two we’d be back on our own. It was okay that I left this or that unfiled because soon enough I’d have a real office again.
I never got organized. I never put the right systems in place.
So when it was time to do my 2011 taxes, I was really scrambling. Most of my papers were here, but some were still at my parents. I was months behind in my bookkeeping.
But then I caught up.
Aaaaand then my computer crashed.
Needless to say, it was overdue for a backup.
So I had to enter months of financial data all over again.
Now everything is balanced, reconciled, and ready for the accountant.
Business taxes are due March 15. You ready?