Wednesday, January 24, 2001

The Tax Man Commeth. It's that time of year again. I get my W-2 from my employer and I figure out how much tax I've paid during the previous twelve months. This year including social security and all that jazz, I've paid in nearly 20,000. That's dollars in case you were wondering. No matter how you slice that, it's a boat load of cash. I realize that there are a lot of people who make much more and make much less and even far more people who have little tax deductions. I may whine a bit, but I know, for the most part, my tax dollars are paying for worthy things...roads, schools, child support, financial aid, national defense, etc, etc. What bothers me is that I know because I'm single, have no dependents, have no deductions whatsoever that I'm paying far more than the typical person making what I make. OH! and I can no longer use the 1040 EZ form because my income exceeds the form's limit. Why? Why? Because they expect that I have a load of deductions to apply to the amount of tax that I pay, that's why. *sniff* *pout* *sniff* The real kicker in the end, however, is that all this whining and I *still* owe another couple of hundred to the feds.