Anything human beings don’t fully understand can be intimidating. Taxes are no different. But as soon as you sit down and make an effort to know just what the heck you’re doing, you could find yourself on the same level as any other seedy bookie covering up some mob boss’s unsavory dealings. But please, don’t get any ideas from us.
Okay, since when did formal education ever teach us useful math, outside of the basics? Never? Correct! Also okay, when was said math ever easy, unless you’re a natural poindexter? Also never? Doubly correct! Then how, pray tell, is doing taxes without the help of an account supposed to be an easy endeavor?
Getting your taxes wrong also comes with a variety of negative consequences that you really, really want to avoid, like doing hard time in federal prison. It’s not like accidentally calculating tip wrong and coming off like a jerk to your waiter (nice going, champ); it’s the government we’re talking about. Save yourself, and just get someone else to do it correctly.