[caption id="attachment_598" align="aligncenter" width="172" caption="Not the Tax Man...."][/caption] Okay, that's not the tax man! But I needed a distraction! And.... Boy, am I glad that is over! We had our annual meeting with our accountant--ouch! I use Quicken for my business account, entering all sales & expenses in throughout the year. Yesterday, I spent the day doing an audit, to make sure I had everything entered and no duplicates. I found a few things I had entered twice. Once that is all done, I print a Summary Report and the information is ready to go. Inventory is a whole other beast. The first time my brother, a C.P.A., told me about cost of goods sold, I thought--I don't have to do that!! Affectionately called COGS, yes, if you have inventory, you have to do COGS! Unless of course, your business is a hobby. After making & selling jewelry for over 10 years, I can no longer consider myself a hobbyist. I decided this year, not to drag out getting my taxes done. Three days at the computer, plus another day to audit, and I'm finished. It's a great feeling, and now I can back to the fun stuff-creating!
I do have an autograph from Anthony on a print of this photo. He explained at his lecture how this photo came about--he said that one should not get drunk with the photographer before a photo shoot........nice!