I love having my own business. I HATE doing the taxes. This is the view I had this evening - a sea of receipts from the past year. And that's not all of them. There are a few that have gone MIA. I usually start out the year vowing to be more organized and prepared so I don't have to devote hours and hours when it comes time to do taxes at the end, but every year I fall off the wagon, oh I'd say long about February or so. My receipts for this year are already a mess. I work best when I have a deadline, and April 15th is fast approaching... We normally do them online ourselves, but that's risky with two very right-brained, math deficient people. So this year we have decided to turn it all over to the hands of a seasoned professional and take every possible deduction he can dream up. Then it'll all be over until next year - whew!