Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tax Day

Today is officially the day your federal income tax return is due.  That’s because April 15 was a Saturday and Monday is a holiday in Massachusetts, and as the Bay State goes, so goes America as far as filing goes.

I don’t mind paying taxes.  You want to fly first class, you have to pay the fare (unless, of course, you’re a big corporation or stinking rich and then you get some shlub to pay it for you).  As Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes noted, taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society.  Some (ahem) are still learning that.

I did my taxes the day I got my W-2 and my refund was in the bank before Valentines Day.  So there.

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