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2018-04-25 23:57:18Funny BusinessEnglishIt comes round every year, but every time it still gives some of us a fright. Whether you approach the tax season with anticipation or...https://quickbooks.intuit.com/au/resources/au_qrc/uploads/2018/04/taxtime06.jpghttps://quickbooks.intuit.com/au/resources/funny-business/9-stages-completing-tax-return/9 Stages Of Completing A Tax Return | QuickBooks Australia

The 9 stages of completing a tax return

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It comes round every year, but every time it still gives some of us a fright. Whether you approach the tax season with anticipation or fear, we think everyone can relate to the nine stages of completing a tax return. Luckily there’s QuickBooks to help you show tax time who’s boss this year – and every year.

1. Sheer delight

You don’t even need to *think* about it. After all, you have months to prepare and plan for your next tax return.

Shot of a happy relieved and elated woman standing at grey wall.

2. Procrastination

It’s coming but that’s ok. There’s still plenty of time. It’s not even June 30 yet.

Calm smiling businesswoman relaxing at comfortable office chair hands behind head, happy woman resting in office satisfied after work done, enjoying break with eyes closed, peace of mind, no stress

3. Nerves

It’s HERE. But you are still choosing to ignore it. Oh, and you’ve just discovered you’re a nervous eater. 

Hungry man craving sweet food

4. Panic

It’s time. And all you can think is where-oh-where did you put those receipts? *gulp*

Portrait young shocked business woman sitting in front of laptop computer looking at screen isolated on grey wall background. Funny face expression emotion feelings problem perception reaction

5. Confusion

You got lost somewhere between name and tax file number. The sweating starts.

fearful or doubtful man looking to a smartphone with a very shocked expression because he can't understand what to do or what he watches - concept of new technology misunderstanding

6. Fear

The numbers start to blur together. You tell yourself you WILL hire an accountant next year.

stressed woman can't solve math financial problem isolated on grey wall background. Human face expressions, emotions, feelings

7. Mild amusement

Almost there. You got this. 

Happy girl got some good news on the web

8. Relief

Annnnnd DONE. Oh hey, tax return. 

9. Euphoria

Sweet freedom for the rest of the financial year.

Young man with sunglasses jumping in front of a yellow wall ( freedom )

Take the stress out of tax time this year, with QuickBooks accounting software, so you can go from sheer amusement straight to euphoria.

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