Saturday, April 14, 2007

IRS and Taxes be Damned

So every year, you get all of your paperwork together, stress yourself out looking for social security numbers, paystubs, proof of donations, proof of contributions, etc. You get it all together, put it all in a spreadsheet, pray you didn't miss anything then take your behind to the tax man. If you're lucky you get a refund. If you're really lucky you get a tiny refund or owe a tiny payment.

Most of us have been conditioned to think that if we get a big refund we did great. Well ... all you did was give the government an interest free loan for 12 months or so. It's bad enough that the income made during the first 4 months of the year are roughly what we pay in taxes. Now we wanna give Uncle Sam an interest free loan too? Try waiting 12 months to pay any taxes you owe and see if you don't get charged any additional penalties, fees or interest.

Anyways the taxes are done and I am happy with the results. I owed a little here and got back a little there. I still hate the process, the fact that we have to account for what we make (as if I need to be reminded how little that is) and the stress of the second week of April. For all of this I damned the IRS.

Funny cause you damn anyone you wish! George Bush, Ann Coulter and many other have been damned. Pretty funny.

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