Going over all my tax stuff tonight. In a bit, I’ll write a large check and pour a stiff drink.
even after the baby deduction? Suck.
I’ll bet mine’s bigger than yours.
And I don’t get to say that very often.
If you don’t already do so, good practice to send it return receipt.
Geez, my refund is already sitting in the bank — the small part that didn’t go for auto insurance.
You and me both, baby.
I’ll write a large check and pour a stiff drink.
Funny. I usually do it the other way around!
You write a stiff drink and pour a large check?
Interesting…how, exactly, does that work?
Yek. Me too….
Plus now I have to explain to my wife how her $40k in ebay sales nettted her a nice fat profit of $12.
I’ve been part owner of a construction firm for 2 years; with all the schedules, estimates, and forms my return might as well be written in sanskrit.
If I wasn’t busy, I’d be a flat tax lobbyist because this is ridiculous. By the way, Tullamore Dew will be my drink of choice as I write my checks on April 17th.
I had mine all done. Didn’t have a backup. Had a snafu. Had to enter it all over again. Paying is bad enough, but the hassle makes it worse.
I am getting a lot back this year for a number of reasons…
It’s the only way to go!!
Just about the only time I regret being retired is tax time. I did my taxes last week and mailed Dear Uncle a check for five dollars.
And why the regrets? When I was still working, I paid out more in frickin’ tax than I bring in these days, in absolute terms.
The regret is fleeting, indeed. All in all, living in genteel poverty while not having to put up with idiots at work is a good place to be.
Just spnet a C-note on a big jug of Chivas Regal and a gib jug of Absolut vodka. After I sober up tomorrow, and if the bank will allow it, I’ll also write a check payable to IRS. Then I’ll REALLY get drunk.
South Park’s running both eps tonight.
Wasn’t Gib-Jug the name of Aunt Selma’s iguana? And how do you spend fifty bucks on a bottle of Absolut? Have they brought out a Jeroboam size of which I am unaware?
What’s more . . . Chivas?
Calvin, you need to have a talk with some professional drinkers.
LoL on the Chivas dig. Can’t repeat what we used to say about it.
My admiration Stephen to anybody who can get away with writing “the big check” with the tax return. My experience, in the halcyon days of success, was if you were self employed and your estimated quarterly payments were off by much, you were in trouble. The tax attorney protecting me ended up costing more than the IRS wanted. But then, that was during the Reagan years.
I love RR, but the most expensive tax hike in history was the SSI tax being initiated against the self employed, 13% with no offsets, at least on the first $60K of income.
I’m going to listen to Robert Cray’s “1040 Blues” again.
…Robert Cray’s “1040 Blues”…
LOL. I make sure to break out Robert Cray the middle of every April too.
I did my taxes last month. I had a refund coming from the state, and owe on the fed., so I sent the state return in, hoping to turn the money around. However, no state refund yet–Grrrrr.
And am I the only one who believes that if elections were held on April 15, that Steve Forbes would have been President by now?
Better yet, no withholding. Make everyone actually pay their taxes themselves so they can get a real feel for it.
It’s bad enough you drink,
but you pay taxes too?
You’re so evil.
Ya know – everyone says that “We should abolish withholdings so everyone can see se pain”. But I bet the day after that bill passes, the banks will be out in front with their “tax-savings” savings accounts where they will figure your witholdings based on your w-4, and shunt a certain amount from each direct deposit into a savings account – upon which they will split the interest with you…
So anyone with a milligram of foresight will make a bit more money, and the people without direct deposit/without a steady income/not up to making long-term plans…get screwed.
This is a tax idea that does indiscriminately hit the poor – since many (not all) the poor are poor due to the inability to plan ahead.
Not to mention the awful cash-flow issues the gov’t would run into.