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I just finished my taxes.  

 

One way to put it, there is no joy in doing these anymore.  It has become pretty cut and dry.

 

I need a beer.....

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I haven't got anything in the mail yet to start doing them.  Not sure when but the brokerage firms don't mail out until sometime in March I think.

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I work with my CPA.

 

I hate taxes.

 

I have to pay quarterly which is no fun.

 

Flat Tax. Do I hear anyone running for office expounding a flat tax????

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I just finished my taxes.  

 

One way to put it, there is no joy in doing these anymore.  It has become pretty cut and dry.

 

I need a beer.....

 

Days of the "Mega-Refund" long gone?

 

:Idontknow:

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My Accountant is one of my fishing buddies. When I get my taxes done, we talk about fishing the entire time. In between talking about fishing, he'll pause to ask questions about any new deductions I may have. Then it's right back to fishing talk. Even after my taxes are done, we still keep talking about upcoming fishing trips until his secretary comes in to remind him he has another customer waiting.

 

Dave

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Taxes -- the politicians never have enough of our money. Every generation allows the politicians to impose new taxes. Flat Tax or Fair Tax sounds good to me.

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What's a refund?[/quote

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Days of the "Mega-Refund" long gone?

 

:Idontknow:

I've gotten a refund every year I've worked, that's 32 years now, even when I was single.

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ame="Crappiebasser" post="1686504" timestamp="1422197217"]What's a refund?[/quote

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I've gotten a refund every year I've worked, that's 32 years now, even when I was single.

I'm sure the government really appreciates the no interest loan you've given them the last 32 years. For me, having daddy hold my money so I don't spend it stopped when I was about 10.

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I am not a fan of having anyone hold my money for free..I also had it set up where nothing was taken out pretty much and i maxed out my employee stock purchase plan and used that money to pay for taxes each year.....they gave me a 15% discount on the stock and any gains were at a lower tax rate, so in essence the company i worked for was helping pay for my taxes every year.

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I'm sure the government really appreciates the no interest loan you've given them the last 32 years. For me, having daddy hold my money so I don't spend it stopped when I was about 10.

Good point and so true.

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Flat Tax. Do I hear anyone running for office expounding a flat tax????

 

 

Finally we can agree on one thing lol

 

ROLL TIDE

 

 

RGDMFT 

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I work with my CPA.

 

I hate taxes.

 

I have to pay quarterly which is no fun.

 

Flat Tax. Do I hear anyone running for office expounding a flat tax????

 

x2 on the quarterly payments, they aren't fun.

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Perks of being 14! No taxes whatsoever. 

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Days of the "Mega-Refund" long gone?

 

:Idontknow:

 

No, I still got a good refund but the way the taxes are structured now the standard deduction is all a normal family can take.

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Perks of being 14! No taxes whatsoever. 

Taxes don't go by age. I was paying them at 15. Also yes you do have taxes. Chances are you have money sitting in a bank some were. The government taxes that.

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Paying estimates most of my working life I over paid a time or 2 before the estimates were adjusted, I may have gotten a refund.   Never took the money, just applied it towards the following year's taxes.

 

Don't think I'm different than anyone else, I'd like to pay as little as possible.  I do know to keep many of the services I take for granted the funding has to come from someplace.  I'd like to get on airplane and know it's safe, both on a mechanical level and threats from domestic and international.  I want my medications to be approved and monitored.  I want my parks kept open.  I want my military to be strong, local police and fire too.  I want my veterans to be well cared for after they have put their lives on the line to protect us.  I'll forgo listing 100 other services that I appreciate having and willing to pay for.  Most people want some program to be cut, except the ones that affect their own personal lives.

Back when I was working the tax rate was higher, my income higher as well, paid state income tax both personal and business.  

IMO big business does not like a flat tax, it's unlikely congress will ever approve one as funding for elections come from those that don't favor a flat tax.

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Perks of being 14! No taxes whatsoever. 

Enjoy it while it last man. Then when you get a job you wont be able to stand waiting for those income tax checks.

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I just did mine today man what a difference claiming one kid can make. My ex wife happened to be doing hers before me we were getting along lately till tonight. She called and said our tax lady had time for me if I wanted tonight so I went. Turns out she claimed all three kids and head of household and left me high and dry!!! I don't usually loose it in public but I did tonight but I got the exes stopped claimed one kid and went from owning 2300 to getting back a little bit by claiming my oldest son.

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That is why you have to get the tax return situation in writing on the custody agreement.....i have seen a few of my buddies do the same thing then went in and amended the documents so that they alternate years.

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Yeah I'm talking to my boss tomorrow who is also my lawyer so it don't happen again

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I just did mine today man what a difference claiming one kid can make. My ex wife happened to be doing hers before me we were getting along lately till tonight. She called and said our tax lady had time for me if I wanted tonight so I went. Turns out she claimed all three kids and head of household and left me high and dry!!! I don't usually loose it in public but I did tonight but I got the exes stopped claimed one kid and went from owning 2300 to getting back a little bit by claiming my oldest son.

I worked as a tax preparer last year and I saw that happen more than once. Can make for quite an imteresting evening.

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Tax time is always a time that get's me really moody.

We work our *(#$ off, see what we pay uncle sam, and get the bone. In FL we have no state tax, but my company office is in AL, so I get dinged in the head from them every year. Can't win.

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No, I still got a good refund but the way the taxes are structured now the standard deduction is all a normal family can take.

 

I was happy the day I didn't have enough expenses to itemize.  No Mortgage Interest - No Problem!

 

1984?  1986?  I can't remember the exact year when "Itemized Deductions" took the biggest hit.  I actually had a client that was very upset that he could no longer write off the $20k in credit card interest he had for that year.  Hard to believe that so much debt could be considered a good thing!

 

Doing taxes for others gives a person a real insight into how people live.  It also showed me that there was very little I could do to make any of them happy.  Whether they got money back or had to write a check to their uncle, at the end of the day, it was still a chore that none of them enjoyed.

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