Thanksgiving is nice and all, and Christmas is great for the kids, but we know what the real best day of the year is: the day we can finally do our tax returns in Excel.
I know, I know, it’s not quite perfection with the IRS not accepting the returns in that format (the Luddite swine require people use their own bureaucratically created forms), but at least it’s a step in the right direction.
The forms can be downloaded here. If you find them as a useful alternative to TurboTax or HR Block, donate a few bucks to the creator.
Note that if you can use one of the many free filing solutions, that’s probably a better bet. But if your income is too high or you have any sort of business activity, I’ve found that using this Excel tool and then transferring the numbers over to an IRS form is a cheap and effective way to get the year’s returns done.