Pennies on My Eyes Declared

@FourWalls (14677)
United States
January 31, 2018 8:15am CST
Ouch. Ouchety-ouch-ouch-ouch. I did my taxes last night. Did I mention OUCH???? For the third year in a row I've owed over $1,200...and I make less than $30K. Oh, and I had to pay a penalty for not giving them enough to begin with. Guess it was those pennies on my eyes that I declared, per George Harrison's famous warning in the song "Taxman." Gee, I didn't know I was one of those "rich republicans" who "need to pay more taxes." Worse, with deductions being eliminated next year, my taxes are going up next year. Well, I do get a VA check, so I guess I should thank myself..... A song to the IRS:
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@JohnRoberts (60971)
• Los Angeles, California
31 Jan
Hey, what happened to Steve Miller?
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@FourWalls (14677)
• United States
31 Jan
He's in swingtown.....
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@JohnRoberts (60971)
• Los Angeles, California
31 Jan
@FourWalls With Maurice?
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@FourWalls (14677)
• United States
31 Jan
@JohnRoberts -- and the Space Cowboy and the Gangster of Love....
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
31 Jan
The damn accountant sill hasn't given Boss my W-2 forms yet
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@FourWalls (14677)
• United States
1 Feb
It used to be a law that you had to have it by January 31. Of course, tax day used to be April 15, too.....
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
1 Feb
@FourWalls Boss called yesterday afternoon and said he finally had them.
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@FourWalls (14677)
• United States
1 Feb
@JolietJake -- great! Hope you're getting back as much as I paid. That way, I'll feel like it all balances out.
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@JudyEv (130208)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Feb
Luckily we don't have to worry about taxes anymore. Now we're on a pension they are a thing of the past. I'm sorry you have to pay out.
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@FourWalls (14677)
• United States
1 Feb
My countdown has begun!!!! Just over four years and I’ll be pension-living and income taxless!
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@JudyEv (130208)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Feb
@FourWalls I was going to say I hope the four years go fast but that may not be what you want - so I'll just wish you well.
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
31 Jan
I don't really understand the US tax system but if you earned £30K pounds in the UK you would probably pay approximately £3700 in income tax. Then a further £2600 or so National Insurance. Then we have a local council tax payable per household but that can be £1500 upwards per annum depending upon what your house is worth..
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@FourWalls (14677)
• United States
1 Feb
We have all kinds of taxes (I’m sure that’s true in every country, though). The federal government takes income tax, Social Security tax, and Medicare tax. Then the state takes state income tax. Then the city takes two taxes, a city tax and a school tax. As that’s “all” of it, the tax system should be simple (e.g., “send us 10% of everything you make”), but if it were simple then all those IRS agents would have to get a real job. I think I remember reading that there’s a “viewing tax” on TV in England for watching TV. Here we have commercials, but there are taxes on cable and satellite subscriptions. I saw a video on You Tube that pointed out that in other countries the VAT is included in the cost (so if you see something that costs $5, you’re going to pay $5). In the US, though, sales tax is added to the cost (and the percentage varies by state, and even cities within states, and on what you’re buying). If you see something that says it “cost” $5, when you go to pay for it the sales tax will be added at the check-out. It’s like that “relationship status” option on Facebook: IT’S COMPLICATED.
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@Srbageldog (8219)
• United States
31 Jan
That is ridiculous. I'm afraid to find out what I owe.
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@FourWalls (14677)
• United States
31 Jan
The price you pay for being "rich."
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• Eugene, Oregon
1 Feb
Gosh, can hardly wait to see how much less we pay next year. Maybe.
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@KrauseHome (35522)
• United States
1 Feb
It is never good when you owe, and it is a shame there is not the Tax deductions for Military like there are for others. Wishing you the Best
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@allknowing (68676)
• India
1 Feb
We have instruments where one can invest and the amount invested in them is exempted.
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@nanette64 (17836)
• Fairfield, Texas
31 Jan
I make just over $14,000 a year @FourWalls so I don't have to file. Don't owe and no refunds either.
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• Pamplona, Spain
31 Jan
Tax is always awkward for me to fill out as well. I should get money back actually but I don´t because they have changed the laws and you can consult them now beforehand to find out if you have any problems with them of any kind. Its a bit more helpful than before and that´s it.
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@RasmaSandra (19041)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
31 Jan
That sounds painful indeed. Glad I make zero and scrape by.
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• United States
31 Jan
I hate tax season
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@amadeo (70421)
• United States
31 Jan
Okay like you say Take the Money and run.
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• Trinidad And Tobago
31 Jan
When i was working our Government took our taxes out. At the end of the year there were no surprises. Things worked out evenly. The only claims I had was 2 deferred annuity. Why do people see so much trouble with taxes?
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