Thursday, April 15, 2010

Give a Little

Actually, I had to give very little back this year - and it was all in city taxes. State and Federal we're getting something back.

But today is the day - unless you've filed for an extension. Pay up, fellas.

As the years have gone by, we file by the hair of our chinny-chin-chin (no, that's not our asian exchange student). It used to be that we were so, um...not hand to mouth that we needed whatever refund we could get, sent back as soon as possible.

Even when we do owe, we can now get by if we have to write a check. But we don't take up the task of filing until later and later, and that's even if we have a refund due to us. Case in point: we submitted electronically two days ago. Nothing like waiting until the last minute, huh? At least it was not via mail where these morons wait in hour lines just to just drop it at a mailbox at the post office. That's just insane.

But filing isn't as easy as it was. Or EZ, I should say. Those days are gone. There are house payments and credits to go with our tax form. HSA roll-over and pay-out information and interest in some bank accounts that must be uh, accounted for. Stocks dividends and well, then there are multiple W-2's to deal with, for those of us who have had multiple jobs in one tax season.

The 1040-EZ form went by the wayside when I stopped raking in $14 grand a year. Ok, maybe a slight exaggeration. I probably stopped when we moved back to Cleveland.

Yes, in the eyes of the city, state and federal governments, I am, and we are, second class citizens. We don't have the same rights as some of you, but I get to pay for that lack of a privilege. I hope you're all happy about that, motherfuckers. I know some out there are - but not most of my readers.....or you wouldn't be here, would you?

Song by: Nicolette Larson


Birdie said...

Honey, I'd throw flower petals at your wedding. (And knives at my husband's HR dept.: we owe $4K this year, approximately the amount we're used to receiving.)

anne marie in philly said...

I paid $606 to the feds.

it sucks how you owe more cause you are "single" in the eyes of the IRS. S-U-C-K-S I tell you!