Today is the deadline for filing our federal and state income tax returns. Of course, you can file an extension. I did that one year when my accountant simply failed to get the returns finished for many of his clients. He is no longer my accountant.
My wife has assumed responsibility for our annual tax returns. I could ask my daughter to do it. She’s an accountant. Her husband is a C-P-A and tax specialist. He is far too busy this time of year to deal with his in-laws’ taxes. Besides, my wife and I don’t have a lot of complicated sources of income, and Shelley does a great job.
We’ve been paying income taxes since we were 16, and we believe it’s a civic responsibility. We don’t complain about it. We would like to pay less, but we don’t think we’re being financially mistreated by our government.
After all, “taxation without representation is tyranny”. The problem, we believe, is with the representation part.
Our thought for today is from Benjamin Franklin:
“But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”