Sometimes in being prepared as I like to be, I forget or just don't know to do something. That thing gets delayed until it's pretty much late and causing delays in doing other things. (You remember the electrical plans I mentioned some weeks ago?)
Well, the current one relates to taxes and the California Secretary of State. Turns out we need a "Secretary of State File Number" which is something like a Social Security Number (I guess). Nothing in my preparations (book readings, website goings-over, etc.) made me think I needed anything like it. Until I started to do the taxes for the bar and there on the form is a space for entering the Secretary of State File Number. The alert in the software was yellow--caution--so I didn't think it would be a problem and just submitted the return. Not surprisingly, it was rejected by the state (and the crap software I used for this doesn't give a reason why, just the figurative big red stamp "REJECTED"). Seeing as that's the only error the crap software finds, I assume that's the item that caused the return to be rejected.
So, $70 more out the door and another couple of weeks waiting for yet another number. Yay.
Fortunately, California gives an automatic 6 month extension and no taxes are due so we're still fine. It's just a little annoying is all. Oh, well.
(And what is the plural of "oops", anyway?)