It’s that time of year… tax season!
Even with a couple of extra days to file it can be a stressful time, especially if you do them yourself. Do you? I do my own taxes because I have nothing to write off. I’m a single girl living in an apartment and I can’t even write off my two dogs, unfortunately. Although they eat more than I do… and wear more expensive clothes!
But Office Max just did a recent survey and half of Americans say they would rather do this than prepare their own taxes. What is it?
Cut their own hair!
Almost half of Americans say they’d rather cut their own hair than file their own taxes!
Cut your own hair?! Sales for the Flowbee should go through the roof!
Ladies… you’ve been there right? You are having a really bad hair day and you rummage in the kitchen drawer for the scissors and before you can think better of it… you’re cutting your hair. It always turns out disastrous. It looks so easy when your stylist does it but never looks the same when you hack away in anger at 7 o’clock in the morning! Unless of course you like the lopsided bangs look.
Some of the other things OfficeMax discovered about taxes in their national survey…
-Nearly half of tax-paying Americans opt to do it themselves.
-More men than women prefer to do it themselves and women are more likely to hire someone.
-60 percent of people get very nervous and worry about being audited.
-45 percent of people say the biggest challenge to getting their taxes done is procrastination. Other challenges include nervousness about filing taxes correctly, confusion about the process, laziness, and lack of organization.
So are you a do-it-yourselfer when it comes to taxes… or even haircuts?Let me know in the comments section below.