I'm just going to admit it. I like doing my taxes. There is just something about those forms, a couple of sharpened pencils, and the instruction manuals that weigh as much as a small dog that get me excited every year.
I used to think it was because I knew I would be getting a big check back. Then I realized that I just really enjoyed how cut and dry the rules are. There is no wiggle room. Either you are eligible for the deduction or you aren't. You have to double and triple check your work because let's face it, if you make a mistake in your favor, they'll come calling. But if you make a mistake in their favor, they'll consider it a tip and move on.
Most of my friends cringe when they hear that I don't use Turbo Tax or any software. But it just wouldn't be the same without the paper forms. I have a feeling that I'm going to be forced to file electronically within the next few years though. But for now I've got my stack of forms and instruction manuals piled high on my kitchen table.
Confession time: What 'geeky' chore do you secretly enjoy?
ps-Taxes aren't due until April 18 this year, so you can put it off a few more days!