DEATH AND TAXES
I wasn't going to write about it, but I can't hold back any longer.
I hate tax season. I hate doing them, paying them, and most of all, people bragging about how much money they are getting back. I feel like punching something when I read Facebook status updates during tax season.
You see, we belong to that group of crazy Americans who try to take the correct amount of withholdings during each year. Our goal is to pay and receive nothing at tax time. In other words, we don't let the government borrow our money all year. We earn interest on it. I know, it's a weird concept for some.
However, this year, I did our taxes and we owe money to California. This is the first year we have ever owed money. I don't know if it is because of the State's fiscal crisis or lack of poor planning on our part. All I know is that I am mad. I wish I could put a filter on my computer that would block -
Comments about "huge" tax returns.
Bragging about the Earned Income Credit*, Renter's Credit, i.e., low income tax deductions.
Comments about what they are doing with those big tax returns.
Anything positive about taxes.
*Don't even get me started on the EIC.