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The Taxman Cometh and The Taxman Taketh Away

By maxwell edison ·
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Today is "tax day".

Not only is it tax day, but.....

.....April 15th should be the day everyone WRITES A CHECK for their taxes. Withholding of partial tax payments throughout the year should be abolished, and people should have to pay them in a lump sum. That way they'll know how much they really pay.

.....April 15th should also be the day before our state and national elections. Pay the taxes on the 15th, and vote on the 16th. Let's still be "hurting" from our tax payment, and have this fresh in our minds when we vote for the people who assess those very taxes - seizing our personal property.

By the way, before you get too happy about your "tax refund", just realize that it only means you've given the government an interest-free loan. And they don't even say thank you.


Let me tell you
How it will be.
There's one for you,
Nineteen for me,

'Cause I'm the taxman.
Yeah, I'm the taxman.

Should five percent
Appear too small,
Be thankful I don't
Take it all.

'Cause I'm the taxman.
Yeah, I'm the taxman.

If you drive a car,
I'll tax the street.
If you drive to city,
I'll tax your seat.
If you get too cold,
I'll tax the heat.
If you take a walk,
I'll tax your feet.

Taxman!

'Cause I'm the taxman.
Yeah, I'm the taxman.

Don't ask me what I want it for,
(Uh-uh, Mr. Wilson.)
If you don't want to pay some more.
(Uh-uh, Mr. Heath.)

'Cause I'm the taxman.
Yeah, I'm the taxman.

And my advice to
Those who die.
(Taxman!)
Declare the pennies
On your eyes.
(Taxman!)

'Cause I'm the taxman.
Yeah, I'm the taxman,
And you're working for no one but me.
(Taxman!)

- George Harrison

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The first thing I heard this morning

by ITgirli In reply to The Taxman Cometh and The ...

After my alarm clock went off I turned on the radio and the first thing I heard was "The Taxman". What a way to wake up.

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Geesh - first you hear it. . . .

by maxwell edison In reply to The first thing I heard t ...

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....and now you read it.

I hope I didn't further ruin your day.

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You guys

by jck In reply to Geesh - first you hear it ...

haven't got your refund?

Mine was in the bank by mid-February...only cause I had to wait on a form from my ex-employer.

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I never get a refund

by maxwell edison In reply to You guys

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I never give them those "free loans" throughout the year.

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Believe it or not I've never had a refund but to torture you a bit.........

by sleepin'dawg In reply to I never get a refund

Tax day in Canada ends midnight April 30th. To cut the pain and agony get an accountant to do your taxes. What the ****, it's deductable and if everyone else is doing it you are paying for it anyway.
Be thankful you're not like me, I have to pay both
Canadian and US taxes. Now you have to admit that really sucks!!!!!!!!!

Dawg

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in one year

by jck In reply to Believe it or not I've ne ...

I've paid not only Federal tax, but taxes to 3 states. That's when you don't wanna have tax preparation fees...cause, the accountant hits you for federal filing, then 3 states worth.

And I live in a state that doesn't have income tax...go figure.

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I'm with you..

by maecuff In reply to I never get a refund

I almost came out even, I owe a little to federal and getting back a little more than I owe from state. I'll never understand why people have 'extra' taken out so they get a refund (several of my employees do that). Why not just take that money and invest it? Even a savings account would be better than letting the government keep it for a year.

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The Voice of Reason

by maxwell edison In reply to I'm with you..

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Absolutely. And well said.

$1,000 in a 4% money market fund will yield an extra $40 a year, $30 at 3%. But with the average tax refund at almost $2,500 this year, if invested, the return would be $100. If you under pay the tax just enough to stay within the guidelines, and write a check for that $2,500 (money you'd pay anyway), you could earn an extra $200 per year in potential interest. Of course, the schmuks (the feds) will TAX THAT as well.

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<smiling>

by maecuff In reply to The Voice of Reason

That's twice we've agreed this week...

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no, Max.

by ITgirli In reply to Geesh - first you hear it ...

You could never ruin my day.

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