A Public Service Announcement
First of all, click here to print Form 4868, which is the extension to file for 2004.
I met Joanne from the Regional Medical Library group on line for coffee this morning; we’re both dressed in black to remember the victims of April 15 2005. Today is kind of weird—on the one hand it’s Friday (Yaaaaaaaaay!) but on the other hand it’s also Tax Day (Uuuuuuuggghhh!), so equal parts of joy and horror loom large for most of the country.
At any rate, I was told that if you have some time tonight on the way home from work and are so inclined (and most especially if you have sent in your forms some time ago, like before you read this) you can talk a stroll past Madison Square Garden along 34th Street and take a gander at the poor bastards who are willing to stand in line for hours waiting to get their forms, signed, sealed, and mailed before midnight. Apparently it’s a big event (Joanne called it “a hoot”) . . . people swap war stories, hand out candy, and generally make whatever merry they can under the circumstances. Heck, apparently you can see people filling the damn forms out while on line.
The bastard in me hears this and has a bit of a schadenfreude moment that I got my forms and estimated payments sent in a week ago, but the humanitarian says, “You know, you really should have a bit of compassion for these guys.”
Well, okay. I have compassion. A bit.