Tax time

Today is the deadline for people in the U.S. to file income tax returns. It’s not a happy time for people who wait until the last moment, for accountants who try to aid them, and anyone within range of it all. This critter, who looks like Eyore in the Winnie the Pooh books, seems to be a fitting mascot for today’s, uhm, festivities.

8 thoughts on “Tax time”

  1. I was going to say something about how I don’t mind paying taxes (I mean, really, they pay for so many wonderful things that we take for granted) but I don’t like when companies like GE hire 500 accountants who have only one responsibility – make sure the company pays no taxes. And these accountants have been successful. GE paid no taxes last year.

    I would write a lot more, but I don’t want to make an ass of myself! πŸ™‚ BTW, you are a great strait/straight woman!

  2. My husband habitually files late, which annoys me but as long as he does the work it’s okay with me. Incidentally, I agree with Lowell; tax evaders annoy me since they often enjoy much greater tax breaks than average citizens and get so many financial breaks from the communities they “serve.”

  3. We do our taxes as early as possible – get it out of the way and get that return in the bank. The earlier you file, the earlier you get your return – it was 1 1/2 weeks this year. And then we are free of the stress of it. I love the little donkey – one of my favorite subjects.

  4. LOL! Very clever, Kay! When I was younger I’d rather paying fines for being late on the IRS than going to the Finance Dep. and spent hours waiting for my turn. Now, with the internet it’s all so much easier, it’s been ages since I went for the last time to one of those places I hate. πŸ™‚

  5. i filed here now 3 times, and every time it was such a big stress, and the first 2 times at the very last moment… beegghh. a special program for foreigners, and i actually had no clue what i was filling out, just following the steps… this year was even worse as i was too long in the us for the “foreignerprogram” and had to figure it all out by myself… but in the end it worked… πŸ™‚

  6. We had a “tax guy” in California, but since we’ve been in Washington I’ve returned to the do-it-yourself mode with TurboTax. It is surprisingly user friendly, even when doing a more complicated long form, and very convenient to file online. But I’m always glad when it’s over with and done!

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