All of those forms, from the 1040EZ to the 1099-MISC
Send a chill down my spine that really feels quite brisk.
Trying to find which deductions I can obtain
Is well-night impossible, since the tax code is completely insane.
For instance, I've found the non-refundable child tax credit makes no sense
As there is ALSO an alternative child tax credit which is refundable, so that filing for these credits involves an affront to common sense.
These days J and I employ an accoutant to handle the red tape
Since the yearly chore was something we desperately wanted to escape
(Not to mention the fact that anyone could have done a better job than us, even a drunken ape).
(Okay, that might be an exaggeration
But one can forgive the poetic illustration.)
What's truly weird is that due to my line of work, people think I understand
A tax code that is weird and mostly unplanned.
I may research deductions and credits and benefits, oh my,
But the info goes in one ear and out the other, because I'm really not that guy.
So despite the fact that each year I write about taxes
I'm just waiting until after April 15 when I can finally relax
And bore people at parties with money stuff I actually know
Like how to budget and be frugal, and also how to run really slow.
And here we come to the end of my poem.
It's time to stop rhyming, because this verse truly stinks.