This is a happy time in the car biz as people get their refunds and have money for a down payment. Sad, the number of people whose only savings account is overpaying their taxes.
This year I’m getting back a few shekels from Uncle Sam and a bit more from the Centennial State. Pisses me off. I try hard to game the system so every year I owe. Let them use my money for free? Hell no! Then file on 4/12 and request an extension to pay. Some years I’ve strung them out till July.
When I was in my 30’s went five years without filing a return. Working straight commission you can avoid having anything withheld (at least at that time). Nothing happened. Filed my return and waited for the SHTF. Nada.
Being of Celtic heritage, I hold grudges forever. Any chance I get to stiff Colorado Revenue pleases me. I am still pissed they taxed my service pay when I didn’t spend even a full day in Colorado as a serviceman. We were sworn in, walked to the train station, and shipped out in a matter of two hours.