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tax day has arrived

Anyone else up doing their taxes?? I am sitting here, taking a hot tea break, it's almost one in the morning and I am doing my stinking taxes, I hate myself, I always wait till the last minute....NY taxes are the worst, they want you to remember every stinking thing you bought online, won at bingo, etc, etc, and pay tax on it, they claim they have ways of checking up on it, wish I knew for sure if that was true or not, every darn year I do this, I must like punishment.......

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in calif you get an iou if there is a refund due

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Thank goodness my DH graduated with an accounting degree!  (he is a credit analyst now though)  He does ours, this year though for our dear daughter who worked a few months in MN - he had to do quite a bit of investigating to discover that she was not required to pay their state tax.  Here in WA we have sales tax on everything but food (from the grocery store), no state tax; April 1 the sales tax rate went up in our area to anywhere from 9.2%-9.5%.  When you read news about WA states budget, you don't feel like your really contributing to much, there is such a defict and they are cutting a ton of services around the state, but never fear, they are going to spend a bunch on fixing up those roads!   He gets ours done early too, Bk, but if we had to pay we would probably be waiting too!

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And you all just had to do 1 - OH MY!!   I just finished the 178th one...

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Ugh, taxes are absurd.  No, not paying taxes...I have NO problem PAYING my taxes.  Let's face it, we need $$$ to run this great country and so the government can bail-out everybody and everything, so I don't mind contributing my fair share.  What I DO have a problem with is how # (sorry for the foul language) complicated taxes are.....Just make it a freakin' flat tax or a national sales tax.  The fact that there is a whole industry - Jackson Hewitt/H&R Block/accounting firms - built around what should be a rather simple civic exercise shows that something is terribly, terribly wrong.....

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Totally agree!!! And try finding two people to give you the same answer when you have a tax question.  Though Kevin, when my dh worked in Ohio and he paid Ohio taxes, filling out those forms made me glad I live where I live and that he is now working in Ky.

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Nope, finished mine in February so that I could get my refund back.  Think if I had to pay I would wait for the last minute to do them.....