Sunday, March 22, 2015

Tax Season

I gathered all the financial records together a while ago and sent them to the accountant.  I was dreading it greatly and I really had to force myself to take care of that little piece of business.

So this morning I had a voicemail from the tax accountant when I got home--call me as soon as you can.  You know darn well that a Sunday morning call like that does not mean good news coming my way.  It wasn't good at all, but what can I do but bite the bullet and pay up?

The difference was not a large increase in income, but the loss of my spouse.  This is the first time I filed as a single.  Good grief the IRS can add insult to injury.  I thought Mike was priceless, but the IRS put a more precise figure on him, apparently.

Of course, having to pay income tax does indicate that I have income.  That is a good thing so I am not going to complain...too much.  I do wish I had more say in what my taxes pay for though.  It could be a better, more equitable world.

14 comments:

  1. What no H&R Block getting your billions back? I am pretty sure I heard Richard say your name in that big warehouse full of money.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZXfPXGiMWY

    Oh Damned! It was Sarah, not Olga...sorry!

    My condolences. Dealing with the IRS can be expensive.

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  2. My taxes pay for early childhood education programs. Nothing at all for defense.

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  3. Ouch. That's kind of a double whammy.

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    1. Same here - except that it is the first time we have to fill in post-retirement tax form. Very confusing. Must find an accountant.....

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  4. Feeling sad for your priceless loss. For me to it would be a big deal to do alone. He always does it for me. But i also want to know about it...

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  5. Glad you made it through and even better that you chose to have an accountant handle the tricky stuff. Luckily for me, I am old enough and poor enough that I haven't had to file for 10 years and I am still eating well. Such a country we live in.

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  6. That is truly a message you did not want to hear that adds insult to injury. My husband is working on ours. It is not pretty. As he told me, "You either have an income problem or a tax problem." He is right. It just stings.

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  7. I'm in total agreement with your comment that having to pay income tax is indicative of having income. AND I absolutely love the cartoon!

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  8. I hate this time of year. Nothing more to say.

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  9. I think taxes are way too complicated and detailed in the US. I do not like Ted Cruz, but his suggestion for a flat tax has merit as long as everyone pays their fair share.

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  10. Well, we got a refund from the IRS but are still waiting for the State of Hawaii to send us our refund. Man, so slow.

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  11. I hate tax time and this one won't be any different or any better! But I am glad I'm not doing it alone.

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  12. Double OUCH! On top of that the tax accountant has gotten to be so expensive too. I'm holding my breath with our taxes. Hmmm... I just remembered that our taxes haven't been done yet. Yikes!

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  13. I'm with you, sister. I filed ours electronically. We donate to a lot of places. LIke you, I wish I could control where my taxes go.

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