I just finished printing out the returns for my Federal and State taxes. I use TurboTax.com and usually this process is quite easy, but this year it was quite irksome. This year, unlike other years, I did a bit of freelance work on the site (until I realized that was waaay too draining on top of a full time job and girlfriend and life not to mention horrible for the carpel tunnel). This freelance work, for which I got a 1099 made things soooooo much more complicated. Apparently freelance income needs to be filed under some sort of independent company or something and TurboTax led me through this whole Schedule C thing. I have no idea what was going on and I am sure that things could have been done better. And, on top of being complicated and tiring, the 1099 which did NOT have taxes taken out originally cut my tax return in like half (I guess those income taxes were finally being taken out).
Well, at least it's all done for this year. I think the moral of the story is NO MORE FREELANCE work.... unless of course I get paid on the sly in cash.... or baked goods.... or a free gym equipment.