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One for you, nineteen for me

Your omniscient author in absentia:
OK, I lost track of time this morning while trying to do a few more Turbo Tax tweaks in an attempt to reduce the amount I owe to the Federales.

As a result, no strip today.

Worse, I still owe.

But could be worse. Could be a lot worse.

And on that note, I tip my cap to all the various tax preparation helper apps on the market that have made life easier and saved me a bundle over the past 10 years. (And my apologies to any readers who happen to be tax accountants.)

 

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'cause I'm the Tax Man.


Actually I am not the tax man. A few years ago I started working with an accountant to deal with the Tax Man - my various businesses had my brain in an unending oh shit tax do loop. Some of the best money I have ever spent. Except maybe for that really killer $250 quarter bag I had time for since I wasn't up all night doing the hb tax shuffle. Good times, good times.

A W-2
In the mailbox yesterday
Paper cut and blood.

Ah shit...that reminds me I gotta go to H&R Block to uncluster the f*** that are my W-2 forms and tax returns.


Six years in the Mass National Guard and still they mark my tax code as CT. Honestly...

Maybe April 15th we'll have something fun to yak about :o

WORSE, I STILL OWE

What!! even with the Bush "tax cuts" still in force?

I've been a TaxCut user for years but some PR firm offered be a free copy of Turbo Tax if I'd do my taxes with it and blog about it. Apparently they didn't notice that my blog has about 20 readers.

I owe, I owe, so off to work I go...


I hate this time of year. Everyone and their brother comes out of the woodwork to ask questions or outright ask me to do their damn taxes for them. (I'm looking at YOU, all my in-laws...) "Here. This is the box of receipts and statements for my portfolio. The instructions said something about a 'Schedule D'. Can you fill it in for me? Thanks! I'll be over here drinking beer while you spend the next 6 hours at your kitchen table. Oh, got anything to eat?"


Adding to the tax prep festivities, I get to complete (for the 8th year running) the f&%$ing Federal FAFSA forms for the kid's financial aid. And I'm a CPA. How in God's name do mere mortals do it? :-)

Rob, so nice of you to offer! What time should us creeps show up? We don't drink much *wink, wink* AND sdu will bring the Berrocca

Just imagine a world with a consumtion tax instead of the dreaded income tax and all the paper and bureaucracy that the income tax brings.

No more IRS, no more auditors, no more property siezures without due process.

And the FAFSA is almost enough to make a kid wanna drop out.

Madraider is an elitist pig who wants to reward rich fat-cat bankers and screw the working men and women of this country.

The current tax structure made this country great: By allowing the public sector to concentrate and hoard benefits while diffusing the costs to the private sector, a.k.a. those citizens who are so stupid noble as to accept their duty to subsidize huge social security/medicare ponzi schemes, public employee unions, congressional earmarks and other worthwhile goals.

Temperature in Cancun: 80.
Temperature in Boston: 14.


Difference in temperature right now: SIXTY SIX DEGREES! (that's not even including the 20 degree wind chill in Boston right now...yay)


Even worse, I leave Cancun a little after noon here. I land in Boston after a layover in Baltimore around 11 PM. So, it'll be the maximum difference possible.


I think I'm going to just snap freeze when I step out of the terminal at Logan like the T-1000 getting hit with liquid nitrogen.

If April 15th were also election day, Steve Forbes would be President, and we'd be back to a flat-tax with a 2-page tax return.

See the original 1913 Form 1040 here: http://www.acctaxpayers.com/Pages/FORM1040-1913.htm

... and ask yourself how we've ended up with a Tax Code even the IRS themselves can't fathom.

If April 15th were also election day, Steve Forbes would be President, and we'd be back to a flat-tax with a 2-page tax return.

See the original 1913 Form 1040 here: http://www.acctaxpayers.com/Pages/FORM1040-1913.htm

... and ask yourself how we've ended up with a Tax Code even the IRS themselves can't fathom.

You all do know that it is a VOLUNTARY tax. You don't have to pay the IRS for ANY personal income. And when they come knocking ask them to produce the law. They can't. Just sayin...

Heh, I like it 75 - now if we could just include the ballot as part of the return - and only count the votes if line 56 (Tax) is greater than zero...

Yeah jefe, and how did that work out for Ed Brown and the wife up in NH?

Or Al Capone...

I wonder if it's actually colder than a witch's tit right now. Calling Dr. Bombay...


Anyway, have a great weekend all. Hopefully we'll have something fun to yak about on Monday.


turbo tax my ass... you need an accountant. may i recomend the firm i use... Dewey Cheatham and Howe

I may be a pig, but hardly an elitist. I just don't trust any monopoly including all the current government monopolies. Nor do I trust those they farm out to the private sector so that memembers of the government can get kickbacks in the form of campaign contribution. Power corrupts.

yeah, I owe too...but it's still 2 weeks to van day

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