NOTE: This is not a rant addressing the Constitutionality or lack thereof of the IRS, &/or any federal/state taxing entity. That's a topic for the politicians to rant about in this wonderful election year that we're only 9 months away from being done with. Barring another Florida. But I digress...
Every year, as soon as January 1 rolls around, the 1st thing I want to accomplish is to finish my taxes for the now dead & gone year. Granted, 1/1 is rather early to start on a return, so I usually aim to make myself wait until at least 1/15 before I start the deed in earnest. I don't like taxes, so I want to get them done as soon as possible.
Another thing - because my job is what it is, there are myriad special tax-laws, forms, & ways of calculating the #'s that apply only to me... it's led to me being semi-well informed on taxes, tax-law, self-employment taxes, housing allowances, & other things tax... so I do them myself.
There's usually some institution (mortgage company, school, etc) that neglects to send me my info in a timely fashion - timely meaning sending it to me when I want it. It has nothing to do with meeting their 1/31 deadline to have the info out. Timely is my timely.
So, it brings me great joy to know that all of the documents I now need for my taxes to be done correctly, legally, etc can be accessed online.
And my taxes are done.