Nobody understands our tax system. We have to fill out our own income
taxes, or get someone that thinks they know how to do it. It can be a
no cost friend or a person that makes their living doing taxes and they
can chargfe whatever they think you will pay. Often based on how much
money and how complicated your taxes are. I usually run a computer tax
program that costs about $ 70. My taxes are not that complicated
We can call a government tax person and ask questions. Often if you
call 3 times and get 3 different people you will get 3 different
answers,and most likely 2 every time.
Depening on the state you live in, you also have to do the state taxes,
often based to some extent of the Federal tax.
The government takes a percentage of what you make and if your taxes are
not that much, you get a refund. If nore, you pay, and if way not
enough , you pay plus an added ammount for not paying enough.
I forgot what it was, but the average working person pays over half his
wages in some form of tax. Fed, state, county, fees for a car license
tag, fees to hunt and fish,marriage license, tax on anything you buy,
and many other fees.
When I had a business return I ran TurboTax and it was a pretty simple
business, basically just recovering home office and travel expenses.
When we had the store we had a professional accountant.
These days we have a pretty simple return and I do it myself but by
the time I get all the forms done I still spend 4 hours or so on it.
(more if I sell some stock). I usually overpay enough that I get money
back but it is better than owing with interest and penalties if I
On 8/29/2017 1:39 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I have income from two states so I have to file for both of them. Turbo
Tax saves me a of of time just importing information from the Fed forms.
I'm waiting for the day that accountants and tax lawyers get together
and demand a simplified tax code that anyone can file themselves and
won't need us. Think it will be coming soon?
Too many congress critters are lawyers and remain part of the club. It
would not be difficult to make taxes fair and simple for both business
and individuals but as long as running for office depends on donations,
it won't happen.
Most deductions would be eliminated. Tax rate would start at 0% for the
first $5000 and work up from there in increasing increments.
Yes, we would be much better off if Congress were populated with real
estate con men and reality TV personalities.... Damn lawyers..... ;-)
Your first mistake is utilizing an individual income tax system at
all. You are basically advocating a reset of the current system back
to the days of it's inception. Mission creep would set in and it
wouldn't be long before the nation is in another tax quagmire.
The solution is a different, easier and more automatic form of
taxation. One that cannot be easily manipulated for the benefit of
one group over another.
The problem is Donald Trump. The solution is impeachment or, the otherwise legal
removal, from office, of the greatest threat to peace the world has ever known.
They are probably lobbying to keep the tax codes so complicated that the
average person has to use their services. Just think how much money is
involved if they can get even $ 25 to $ 50 out of each tax payer.
Statistic most certainly IS a word. "That statistic is incorrect".
Mathematics is plural, there are several branches of it. We never say mathematic, because we never talk about one particular aspect, without just naming it precisely, like "addition".
So maths is plural just like mathematics.
If you shorten statistics, you get stats. So if you shorten mathematics, you get maths.
We invented the English language, you bastardised it.
An airliner was having engine trouble, and the pilot instructed the cabin crew to have the passengers take their seats and get prepared for an emergency landing.
A few minutes later, the pilot asked the flight attendants if everyone was buckled in and ready.
On Tue, 29 Aug 2017 07:26:52 -0700, Taxed and Spent
It is not just the math. Some of those work sheets are unnecessarily
complicated, just to be sure they take into account every esoteric
The SS tax form is a good example. They have a whole page of "take
line one, subtract it from line 5 add in the julian date of your
mother's birthday and divide by the speed of light".
The reality is they should just say "do you get food stamps"?
If not add 85% of your SS to taxable income.
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