August 9th, 2008

Random Violin

Tax Time

I always put off doing my tax return, and then when I finally sit down to do it I always wonder why I waited so long. E-Tax makes it so easy; the longest part of the job is collecting all the information. Some parts of the return are actually prefilled with downloaded information which thrills me no end - don't have to figure out what goes where with the managed funds return any more, it's all there for me. Still had to work out the capital gain on shares that were involved in a compulsory buy-out, some that converted on a scrip-for-scrip basis while others converted for scrip plus cash; that was an interesting exercise! But all the information was linked directly from the E-Tax application so it wasn't anywhere near as difficult as it could have been.