I have a confession to make: We are well into the month of April, and I have yet to even begin filing my taxes.
Yes, I am fully aware the deadline is April 18.
Yes, I will most likely be filing an extension.
And yes, I do suck.
BUT, I know I'm not alone.
Even if you're not one of the millions of people who will likely have to file for an extension on your taxes this year, we all know it's still a total pain in the ass.
So, I am forging ahead in my never-ending quest to make all the annoying things in life a little more tolerable with a nice, healthy batch of memes.
1. This is an actual picture of me any and every time someone brings up doing my taxes.
2. I'm sorry, but I just can't help thinking, "OK, but why do I have to do this? Where is my money even going?"
3. Is it just me, or does tax season have a way of turning you into the most infantile version of yourself?
4. You're really, REALLY trying your hardest to understand all these weird forms, but your brain is just like:
5. Because somehow, everyone expects you to already know how to do your taxes.
6. Like, I thought someone would have taught me this a long time ago???
7. But, you know, good thing I know alllll about parabolas.
8. Siri, unfortunately, cannot help you get your shit together.
9. So then you inevitably turn to your accountant friends in a desperate plea for help.
10. But they ask you dumbass questions like:
11. Then you find yourself actually wishing you had gotten married, just for the tax benefits.
12. Or, if you're like me, you resort to asking your parents for help...
13. ... which can backfire pretty quickly.
14. Eventually, you do get the hang of it (you know, around a month after the deadline passed).
15. You learn this is basically the gist of it:
16. You start to feel like SUCH AN ADULT.
17. And then, FINALLY...
18. ... you can blow your tax return on the important things in life.
19. The 18th is quickly approaching...
20. ... so you'd better get to work (yes, I'm talking to me).
Citations: Tax Extensions by the Numbers: How Many People File and Why? (US Tax Center)