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Old 03-20-2006, 05:58 PM   #1
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I did my taxes this weekend. It wasn't pretty due to a couple of stupid mistakes I made. The end result was that I owed a decent chunk to the feds and an even bigger chunk to the state.

After seeing the grand total, I decided my best course of action was to get a good, thick buzz on, so I poured myself a pint of SN's Bigfoot.

Then, in a cruel twist of fate, I spilled my barleywine all over my paperwork.

Uncle Sam is a f*cking b*stard. He's taking my money AND my beer.

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Old 03-20-2006, 06:39 PM   #2
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Oh man, that sucks! I'm grateful for the PAYE system!

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Old 03-20-2006, 06:43 PM   #3
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Well, remember that you now own a nice big deduction called "mortgage interest paid". should help you down the road.

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Old 03-20-2006, 06:45 PM   #4
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Well, remember that you now own a nice big deduction called "mortgage interest paid". should help you down the road.
yeah... next year will be a different story. I just f'ed up this year with some (under)estimated payments.
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Old 03-20-2006, 06:48 PM   #5
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Didn't you move from CA last year, too? That's a major PITA. My wife lived in VA for part of one year, and NC for the rest, and it was a real headache getting the state side of things worked out.

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Didn't you move from CA last year, too? That's a major PITA. My wife lived in VA for part of one year, and NC for the rest, and it was a real headache getting the state side of things worked out.
yeah, that two-state stuff was a pain for the filing. I had to divide everything up into a "CA pile" and a "NC pile". Not TOO big of a deal, but just an extra headache.

The main thing was f'ing up my estimated payments. I underpaid the feds, so not only did I owe them more, I also get penalized.

Worse that THAT booboo was that I totally forgot (for some idiotic reason) to send estimated payments to the state! BIG underpayment and BIG penalty.

SWMBO was not happy with me.
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Old 03-20-2006, 07:11 PM   #7
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Then, in a cruel twist of fate, I spilled my barleywine all over my paperwork
Now that's what I call alcohol abuse.
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Old 03-20-2006, 07:26 PM   #8
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In Canada it's easy to figure out, just give them half and you're done.

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don't file... it'll take years before they figure out you owe them money.

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2 years ago my wife and I had to file taxes in 3 states, NY, SC, and VA. I think we had about 5 or 6 W-2's combined. That was a fun year.

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