So the total damage is —

— I owe Da Fed’ral Gummit a whopping sixteen bucks, and I got three hundred back from the state. I don’t mind giving the state an interest-free loan since I can see what it gets spent on, and my state has a fairly extensive public education system that I don’t mind underwriting. I kid myself that the feds give all my tax money to NASA, and that fiction keeps me mostly content about giving them anything at all.

This is likely to be the last uncomplicated tax year for me if the music thing gets off the ground in time to become an issue when I do my 2013 taxes. At some point I’ll have to find a tax lawyer, throw an hour’s worth of money at it, and find out what paperwork I’ll have to deal with to keep the feds from shaving me bald.