The Unbearable Banishment: my taxes

Sunday, April 5, 2009

my taxes

I just had our taxes done. Last year, we had to write the I.R.S. a check for $4,000. This year, I am getting a $1,000 refund.

"Why the difference?" I asked Tim the Accountant.

"You suffered monumental losses in your equity accounts."

That was 2008 for a lot of people, I suppose. But I'm happy about the refund. It'll come in handy.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

in this case, MUCH better to receive than give!

April 5, 2009 at 9:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it almost feels like a Christmas present until you realize it was yours to begin with...nonetheless, glad you got some back...

April 5, 2009 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger Barlinnie said...

Always employ a good accountant. Always plead poverty to those around you. Always make entries in your business ledger using a pencil.

Always remember the advantages of cash jobs.

April 6, 2009 at 1:49 AM  
Blogger Please Don't Eat With Your Mouth Open said... seems like ages ago I got any kind of refund from the inland revenue people. Bastards.

Good for you though. $1000 better than $0.

April 6, 2009 at 6:32 AM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Daisy: The check is timely, that's for damn sure.

Gnu: It always feels like a springtime bonus when I get a refund.

Jimmy: Tim the Accountant is as honest as the day is long. Don't know what I'd do without him.

Jo: The inland revenue people are simply doing their job. Bastards, that they are.

April 6, 2009 at 6:54 AM  
Blogger Sid said...

I also have to pay the government R600. Well at least they're not sending me to jail ...

April 6, 2009 at 7:36 AM  
Blogger kyknoord said...

A case of "no winners or losers, only survivors".

April 6, 2009 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger Digital Fortress said...

Found money is always a good thing. Glad your getting some of your money back.

April 6, 2009 at 4:43 PM  
Anonymous Rob said...

Be doubly glad you don't live in California, otherwise that refund cheque would be in the form of an IOU.

(I know, I know, Fed is different than state, but that ruins the humour in my comment! What? There's no humour? *Sigh*)

April 6, 2009 at 8:50 PM  

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