No, not a hair extension, a tax extension. And it was a little too easy to do.
There was no begging, pleading, nor withdrawl of blood from turnips involved. There's a handy toll-free number (1-888-796-1074, if you're curious) that you call.
You punch in the basics, using your keypad, prompted by the friendly computerized voice:
-Expected tax liability for 2004
-Tax 2004 payments made
...and bingo! You've got a 4-month extension from Uncle Sam.
Chords from the George Michael song "Freedom" echo in the background...
The hardest part of the whole deal was determining "Expected tax liability". Uh...how do I punch in "no fucking idea?" I mean, that's kinda the point of getting the extension, isn't it? If I KNEW how much my taxes were going to be, wouldn't I be DONE? So I punched in "zero" and moved on. Friendly Uncle Sam can penalize me later if I guessed wrong.
Now I need to fight the Procrastination Demons that seem to surround me and get the damn thing done.