Tone Parsons

It’s now or OMG you are soooooo screwed!

This is pretty much what it feels like

Happy Tax Day!

Today is the last day to get your federal income taxes done, in the envelope, and mailed off to the IRS (unless, of course, you’re filing electronically or have an extension).

If you haven’t already done so: GET THEM DONE NOW! (or the IRS goon squad will come and make your life most unpleasant).

Interesting little income tax nuggets of information:

  • The income the average American makes from January 1 to April 26 (for 2006) is the amount of tax they pay (so April 26 is the day you start to earn money for yourself). If you have a state income tax, you get, on average, another 36 days until you pay it off. This day is known as Tax Freedom Day.
  • Vice President, Dick Cheney got a 1.9 million dollar refund this year.
  • In 1913, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution made the income tax a permanent fixture in the U.S. tax system.
  • The average IRS Auditor has the same sense of humor as a paving stone.

Ok… I made that last fact up… please don’t audit me! 🙂


3 Comments so far

  1. Jeanne April 17th, 2006 7:17 pm

    Another thing the good old IRS does is after you have worked all your life, paid your taxes, and your Social Security tax they have one more screw to give you. Oh joy, when you start to collect that old SS that you have paid into all your working life THEY TAX YOU AGAIN !!! I ask you is this fair????

  2. Tone Parsons April 18th, 2006 8:29 am

    That’s always bothered me.

    Why is it that the government feels the need to tax those who can least afford to pay it?

    Then again, I’m a huge proponent of a flat tax. If everyone (including the rich) paid a fixed percentage of what they made, your taxes would take 3 minutes to complete and the form would be the size of a post card.

    Of course, that would be very un-American. You cant expect those who can afford to pay taxes to do so. That’s the job of the middle class.

  3. Jeanne April 18th, 2006 10:09 am

    I once saw a tax return for a man who had multiple million dollar trust funds set up for his 3 kids and his wife (each) and after all his write offs he owed the IRS something like $30,000.00. That is why the rich get richer and the poor working stiff gets deeper in the hole. Ain’t life grand.