We’re in the home stretch here with only a couple of weeks between now and April 15th left to get our taxes filed and submitted in. And with that impending deadline comes the sudden ability to revert back to our high school tendencies of putting off that final paper until the night before, or, on occasion, morning of its due date. Though we’d like to think our juvenile school habits are behind us, tax season can be the perfect excuse to procrastinate like it’s 1994....more
If tax day has you wanting to crawl into a corner, consider the next best thing: curling up on the couch with a good movie and your knitting/wine/SO and getting lost in the troubles of strangers.Here's my list of the best movies about people who are hopefully in worse situations with the IRS than you are...5. The Blues Brothers (1980)...more
At the end of January year after year when Cece’s mom was alive, her mom would call her on Sunday and ask her, “Have you done your taxes yet? When are you going to do them?” I guess you can tell that Cece puts off doing her taxes! But since her mom passed on, there is no one to remind her to “Get those taxes done!”...more
On April 15th, better known as ‘Tax Day,’ the American people reflect on the size of their tax burden and whether or not they’re receiving good value for their tax dollars. This year, with the federal budget at $3.8 trillion, the budget deficit at $1.3 trillion, and with a host of new taxes taking effect on account of the health care bill, we have more reason than ever to be concerned about the impact that tax and spending policies are having on our economy and our freedom. Today’s protest rallies in Eastern Washington and across America show growing frustration with President Obama and the Majority in Congress, and I share that frustration....more
Ah, April 15th. Christmas Day for the IRS. A day of mourning for the rest of us. All those weeks of interminable phone calls with our accountants and unfair negotiations with our kids to help us figure out TurboTax. It's exhausting -— and depressing.
The first thing most of us reach for after slipping our tax returns in the mail is a good stiff drink. This year, we thought, why not play a little Marie Antoinette and -— literally -— let you have your cake and eat it, too?