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I want you to remember that time you got your very first official pay-check.  You had put in your hours (probably for minimum wage) and now you were anticipating that money burning a hole in your pocket and the chance to go out and buy anything you want!  Then reality lays the SMACKDOWN on your bank account

Federal income tax

State income tax

Social security tax

Medicare tax

Don’t get me wrong I am ok with paying my fair share because of all things those taxes give us.  Now I won’t get into a political tirade but when you add all the other taxes we have to pay it is a wonder any of us can afford the value menu.

So today is one of those days when my wife and I gather all the receipts and tax forms and head off to see the Wizard of taxes.

I know a lot of people do their own taxes but for me I feel better paying a few bucks for a pro to prepare them.

So as I do that slow march into the accountant’s office the feeling of dread builds and the only thing that helps me get through the process is the hope I will hear that one little word that we all hope for

REFUND !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now from the website some funny quotes about taxes

Taxation with representation ain’t so hot either.” – Gerald Barzan

“I just filled out my income tax forms. Who says you can’t get killed by a blank?” – Milton Berle

“Its income tax time again, Americans: time to gather up those receipts, get out those tax forms, sharpen up that pencil, and stab yourself in the aorta.” – Dave Barry

“The politicians say “we” can’t afford a tax cut. Maybe we can’t afford the politicians.” – Steve Forbes

“Tax day is the day that ordinary Americans send their money to Washington, D.C., and wealthy Americans send their money to the Cayman Islands.” – Jimmy Kimmel

It is a good thing that we do not get as much government as we pay for.” – Will Rogers

“Worried about an IRS audit? Avoid what’s called a red flag. That’s something the IRS always looks for. For example, say you have some money left in your bank account after paying taxes. That’s a red flag.” – Jay Leno

Finally, here is my favorite

“If you get up early, work late, and pay your taxes, you will get ahead — if you strike oil.” – J. Paul Getty

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