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Taxes Are The Best!

By Tony Hicks
Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 at 11:14 am in Uncategorized.

Good God I hate today. They should hand out anti-anxiety pills with your tax forms every year.  

Correct me if I’m wrong – which obviously never happens – but didn’t the Founding Fathers create the United States of America because they hated taxes?

Well, taxation without representation. I don’t feel very represented right now. That might not be the whole story, but I’m a bit bitter today. The bad news is that I’m trying to file an extension which, for me, is as confusing as doing the taxes, especially when you try to file electronically, but you have to sign the form. At least that’s what the state wants me to do. That’s right after they say on their website that California residents have automatic extension periods. Unless you owe money. Or are geting a rebate. Then you don’t.

Both Federal and State tax extensions ask how much money you’re supposed to pay for 2007 on the extension form. Which, if I knew, would preclude me from filing an extension.  I’m not even sure if I can spell “extension.” Now I’m thinking it might be “extention.” Now I’m far too angry to look it up. 

The good news is that I’m ahead of the game. I have something like 13 hours to get this done. Then I’ll celebrate by finding an accountant to beat up.

EXCITING TAX UPDATE! I just found a way out of my quandry. I got my mom to do my taxes for me over the phone. I highly recommend anyone in the same situation to immediately call their mothers, who, like, totally know things. They can help you figure it out. I still have to file an extension, but they can totally help you with that too.

I’m still going to go out tonight and find an accountant to kick the snot out of. Because now I’m angry because I know I have to pay a bunch of money to the government. Isn’t it funny how, the older you get, the more you (shudder, gag) understand angry Republicans?

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2 Responses to “Taxes Are The Best!”

  1. Kris Says:

    I can relate. My husband worked out of state and we are still trying to get a 1099 form, so I had to file an extension (for the first time). So to satisfy the government that has nothing better to do than sit around and find more ways to make the working peons life more difficult I calculated my taxes without the 1099. This actually worked to my advantage because it came out they owed me! Of course once I get the 1099 I’m sure it will work its way around to me owing them. It did say to avoid penalties to pay by the 15th if you owe. Well how am I suppose to know that if I don’t have all the required paperwork! How much you want to bet that after I recalcualte with the 10999, I’ll owe and will be charged penalties. The whole process doesn’t make sense!

  2. HeyJoe Says:

    I think it’s time for another revolution; red coats and IRS agents on the left, blue coats and working stiffs on the right. “King in his own mind” George needs a smack down.

    After that, we’ll go find an accountant to whom we will attach “KICK ME” signs and administer many wedgies.