In the Future...
...I'm just going to list my profession on my tax forms as, "C.E.O. of ENRON Corp."
That may in fact be the last joke I ever tell. :(
Plan on the Andy Martello show business retirement party being in about a month.
Plan on the Andy Martello substance abuse intervention some time in August.
Plan on the Andy Martello funeral on April 15, 2006.
Watch the news in between August 2005 & April 2006 to see if there are any funny stories involving a drunken fire eater "causing a disturbance through aggressive panhandling" at the IRS building in Bloomingdale, IL.
Actually the interview/audit went much better than last year's, according to my accountant. He said our auditor was much more understanding of the needs of my profession and was VERY impressed with how organized and well-presented my data and receipts were.
None of this means that there won't be any changes or scrutiny, of course. However, the tone and feel of this year's procedure is much better than before and that is CERTAINLY something to feel better about! In short, it looks as though this year I will be given more of a fair shot and that's really about all a guy can hope for in this situation.
Thanks for any mojo sent my way. I'm sure it helped. ;)