That’s what my accountant said before he dropped the bombshell: “You owe Uncle Sam. Big. Ugly. Write a check. Lots of zeros.”
“Well, pea brain, you get all these 1099s for book royalties and speaking engagements and the blog. You don’t pay withholding (as I asked you last year and you ignored me). So you owe <—– This much —–> Just start putting down numbers in a row and I’ll tell you when to stop.”
Ugh. I exaggerate — but only a little. (What’s it like to have the withholding work out to what you owe? That must be nice!)
That will teach me to mock corporations for not paying any taxes !