Monday, February 11, 2019

Tax Season

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.


drjim said...

Same here. We got a few $$ back from Colorado, and owe a few to Uncle Sam.

Flugelman said...

Funny that. When I enlisted back in '60 in Texas they shipped my ass to Colorado.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Megabucks Polis will try to change that.

The revenuers tried to tax military members stationed in Colorado.

Coffeypot said...

While in the Navy, I never filed a tax return. But I have made up for it ever sense. Paid some, got back some. Never evened out.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Did file when I was in the Army. Big deal for the chain of command.

LSP said...

Can't pay, won't pay.

But seriously, if everyone stopped filing what'll they do, arrest the whole country? No, they'd have to sort out interest on the national debt. Tricky.

Old NFO said...

Pretty close to break even this year. I 'think' I owe a bit to the IRS, but no state taxes in Texas!

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Think the revolution has already started and the IRS is sitting on the information.

No state taxes. One reason I want to relocate in Wyoming.