Oh, and of course, just like when I complained about this last year there's Form HC, the brilliant solution to people not being able to afford health insurance: punish them with a fine. That idea seriously doesn't get any less stupid with time, huh guys? I sure hope some clueless politicians don't decide to extend a scheme like that to the entire country!
The federal taxes, by contrast, took about forty-five minutes. Nothing to it. Except I forgot that I moved last year and can deduct the moving expenses, so I'm going to have to scrape up another copy of the bill and file an amended return if I want that two or three hundred bucks back (and I do, I dooooooo, fifty generations of pennypinching cry out from my very genes!) IT NEVER ENDS.
I... guess I really should get into the twenty-first century and stop filling these things out by hand, huh.
(If you're wondering why I'm doing my taxes now of all times, the county I live in was declared a disaster area due to flooding just before April 15th and everyone got their tax deadlines bumped to May 11th. Which is tomorrow, or rather, today. Funny how that works.)