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Thursday, March 23, 2006

If You Want My Taxes, Send Me a Bill

Don’t make me do the work of calculating how much of my money you are going to take. If the government is going to make people pay taxes, it could at least spare us the time and stress of determining how much we owe. Then, instead of the government auditing us, we could review the government’s work to ascertain whether its numbers are correct.


  • Our tax prof last semester posed an interesting question to us: Since taxpaying is a voluntary act (the filing of the forms may be mandatory, but we do it out of our own free will), what would happen if nobody filed their taxes in a year?

    Would the IRS go after everyone?

    By Blogger Steve, at 3:47 AM, March 23, 2006  

  • RIGHT ON!!!

    By Blogger kari, at 7:00 AM, March 23, 2006  

  • 1. If no one filed, they would come after me and all my other lower middle class friends who can't afford high powered tax attorneys. As usual, the rich would run free.

    2. Other than the fact that the rich don't pay their fair share, or corporations, or a lot of people who plain make more money than me, why bitch about taxes? I don't live in Sweden and pay 60%+ of my income in taxes, so why bother?

    In my view, I will eventually pay enough taxes to own an complete cruise missile. When that time comes, I WANT MY MISSILE delivered. Let someone else worry about what I want to do with it.

    By Blogger Thomas Vickers, at 8:13 AM, March 23, 2006  

  • Just another note.
    I don't want them sending me a bill because sooner or later they will send someon (probably me) a bill for the WHOLE DAMN THING. Think of the prison sentence I would get because I didn't pay my federal tax bill of 9 trillion dollars in full.

    Another reason to do the figuring yourself.

    By Blogger Thomas Vickers, at 8:15 AM, March 23, 2006  

  • Now there's an idea I can get behind!

    By Blogger jules, at 2:03 PM, March 23, 2006  

  • I think that's a wonderful idea - since I have to PAY this year. But if I had a refund, I'd sure hate for THEM to get around to sending it.

    By Blogger Ivy the Goober, at 4:29 PM, March 24, 2006  

  • I haven't finished tallying up my taxes. It's a protracted and painful experience.

    If you aren't married now, never get married -- unless you plan to procreate with reckless abandon.

    The taxation of DINKs is outrageous. About a third of our total income goes to the tax man.

    By Blogger Ashley, at 6:12 AM, March 25, 2006  

  • 1. as a posisble future tax atty, i whole-heartedly agree with you.

    2. lol @ "procreate with reckless abandon"

    By Blogger particleman, at 10:33 AM, March 31, 2006  

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