What do Taxes and Colour Have in Common?

Unfortunately, nothing.  Could not think of a single little thing to connect the two, and sadly it’s what I’m working on all weekend as I have a commitment to get them done by Monday for my meeting with my Accountant.  I am still in the dark ages with my books, I seriously need to get quick books or something.

One day, I will have a view like this come tax time. . .
Are yours done yet?
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  1. Jil Sonia McDonald - Interior Designer

    "what do taxes and colour have in common" when I do my taxes – the only colour I see is red! 😉

  2. Amy Vermillion @ Martineau Vermillion Interior Design

    Maria,
    I couldn't live without Quickbooks Pro (or my bookkeeper for that matter).
    Good luck,
    Amy

  3. When I think taxes, the colour that cones to my mind is dull gray like a cloudy rainy day kind of gray.

  4. jenna ♥ a little blue

    well lucky for me i have an amazing mister who did our taxes and got our return in early march.

    god bless him for that bc taxes drive me nuts!

    happy friday!

  5. I can soooo relate. I also have a meeting with my accountant on Monday morning and have committed myself to getting everything done before then. Ugh.

  6. Yeah, Quickbooks is so helpful when you run your own business. We've been using it for years. Very helpful for your tax guy too!

  7. Pink Overalls @DIY Home Staging

    I'm a dark ages bookkeeper, too, but Turbo Tax bumps me into the new millennium. I am practically numerically dyslexic and I can do our taxes with Turbo Tax. It's almost like a game.

  8. Taxes are so not colorful – I think you need to design a colorful tax program for designers to make us love it instead of dreading it at tax time.
    pve

  9. Grace @ Sense and Simplicity

    How about an opposite relationship – taxes are dark and depressing (and annoying) while you do them in the spring months that are typically filled with bright, clear, fresh colours. There you go – they have an inverse relationship.

    Good luck on your taxes, by the way. I have yet to tackle mine, but I remember the days of being self-employed and boy were the taxes dark and depressing then.

  10. What do taxes and colour have in common? You! If you didn't have a business based on Colour then you wouldn't have to pay taxes…that was rather silly wasn't it..lol! Lovely that you did earn some money this year!

  11. So what does everyone use to keep their billing straight? I am 2 years into my business and aside from an excel sheet, I am doing too much manually when it comes time to generate bills. So time consuming but at least I get paid:)

    Is Quickbook Pro the way to go or Microsoft Office Pro? Others? Would love to hear what people use. Many thanks!

  12. I'm finishing up our information for taxes this weekend as well (of course reading email and blogs first – procrastinating as long as possible). I use an excel spread sheet and freshbooks.com — have found it an easy way to manage our accounting so really it isn't much of a chore anymore – but still something I put off!

  13. HA!! You got me… when I saw your title, I thought if there is one person that can correlate the two, it's YOU! And since you couldn't do it, I challenge you! LOL!

    Yes, ours are done. I had to use a vacation incentive… a short vaca once they were done. It was going to be a 3 day to FL, but turned into a 2 day to a waterpark in Erie. Thanks to no dog care and Ms. Commonsense on my shoulder questioning spending $3000 in 3 days. Blessing in disguise since FL had terrible storms this week! Good luck getting them done and keep looking out at that beautiful scenery!

  14. Went to that port in Monaco last September. It is fabulous and you make me want to go back!

    Tax season has been less than pleasant at our house, wishing you pain free Monday!

  15. Maria,

    Just remind yourself that your taxes are something you get better at as time goes by. There are better ways of doing them and you'll find it.

    Bette