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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

True confession #1

Well, this is embarrassing and upsetting, but I'm going to post it anyway. For several years, I haven't filed our state taxes because we owed money. I kept intending to get it done and never did. Tom had no idea until we got two letters from the state for 2 of the years (2006 & 2007). Haven't got anything on the other years yet. So those two years are filed now and we are trying to work out payment arrangements. I'm posting this before the debt list so it will make sense when you see the Oklahoma Tax Commission on the debt list. Not sure yet how much we're going to owe between interest and penalties, but please pray that they will work with us. I have been consumed with guilt and feeling stupid ever since we got the letters. I feel like Tom should hate me and be angry with me, but he has been his usual understanding self.

I just feel like this hole keeps getting bigger and we are fighting a losing battle.

And just a note to everyone: Ignoring stuff does not make it go away.


Natalie said...

God knows I've done my share of ignoring. And you are right, it never goes away. But you have taken the first and hardest step, which is looking it in the face and dealing with it. Once it's paid off and behind you, you will never deal with it again and can move forward knowing how truly important it is to just deal with it from the get go. I've had my share of tax struggles since I have my own business of sorts. And it's a whole other ball game taking care of your own LLC. Lots of prayers for you, but in my opinion, the hardest part is now over! And you are so lucky to have Tom, he's a great guy. :)

Brenda Goetz Salladay said...

Praying for you guys, praying that the penalties and fees won't be so bad and that you will have the resources to take care of these. We all have had oversights in one area or another, like forgetting to minus out an automatic draft and such.

KiddoKare1 said...

Thanks guys!