Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Put money in thy purse--Othello

Tomorrow is the day of days--our favorite of the year. Forget Christmas, Easter, Arbor Day.... You know April 15th is the one we all live for!
Yeah--and a yeast infection is fun too.
I HATE doing my annual tax return--and I only do the simple one. Cause I've got NOTHING I can deduct. And I think that sucks--big time.
Why can't renters get some sort of deduction like homeowners do? I mean we have to have a roof over our heads; it's not our fault we can't afford to buy it. [although some banks were doing crazy-ass NINJA loans a couple of years back (no income/no job applications) and that turned out so well for so many people.]
And what about a little sumpin'-sumpin' towards your electric bill? [Yeah, the landlord pays for the heat, but EVERY-FRICKIN'-THING in the apartment is electric. Hello?!?]
And they should give people driving a 10 year old car some sort of rebate--clearly we believe in conservation.....
Perhaps there should be some sort of compensation if your daily commute goes through 2 or more school zones.....
Just sayin'....
I don't know why I put filing off til the last possible moment.... [seriously, I think last year I was hitting "send" at 11:58pm] I mean I usually get a refund. I guess I resent just how little I get. [Maybe I'll ask for it in quarters so I can do my laundry....]
Okay, while I ponder whether to file for an extension or just suck it up and hit Turbo Tax online, here's some words of wisdom on the subject from greater minds than mine:
Mark Twain:
The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
Martin A. Sullivan:
There may be liberty and justice for all, but there are tax breaks only for some. [TRU DAT]
Will Rogers:
Alexander Hamilton started the US Treasury with nothing and that is the closest our country has ever been to being even.
Albert Einstein:
This is too difficult for a mathemetician--it takes a philosopher. [well, crap, if HE can't figure it out, the rest of us are screwed.]
Herman Wouk:
Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today.
Calvin Coolidge:
Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery [and the dude was PRESIDENT!!]
George Bernard Shaw:
A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
Bob Dole:
The purpose of a tax cut is to leave more money where it belongs: in the hands of the working men and women who earned it in the first place. [uh-huh, and there really is a tooth fairy too.]
and finally:
Will Rogers:
The difference between death and taxes is death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets.
Happy filing all!


  1. I understand how your feeling, here we don't have to file until the end of April, so we still have two more weeks. Have a great day and I hope you get everything done on time. take care.

  2. I just finished doing mine! Sheesh!! Why do they have to make it so complicated??? Ugh!
    Glad that is over!
    Till next year!

  3. UGH! I haven't lived in the US for 7 years and I still have to file every year! It's a pain in my petunia!

  4. My husband is a CPA we never EVER get a refund he absolutely does not believe in it. I always want a refund, I beg, He says, " Why would I give the government my hard earned money all year interest free. I'm keeping as much as I can through the year and will pay them on the 15th". Yep, we always OWE, now typically it isn't very much, um, this year, well, we hit a different tax bracket, the CPA was a little miffed with the government (ha!ha!) and we paid way more than I wanted to ever PAY. SO, my husband heard me whine once again, I want a refund!!!!