Thursday, March 05, 2009

Taxes, Taxes and more Taxes

Actual 'Letter to the Editor' from the February 5th edition of the
Wichita Falls , Texas Times Record News...
Dear IRS,

I am sorry to inform you that I will not be able to pay taxes owed April
15, but all is not lost.

I have paid these taxes: accounts receivable tax, building permit tax,
CDL tax, cigarette tax, corporate income tax, dog licence tax, federal
income tax, unemployment tax, gasoline tax, hunting licence tax, fishing
licence tax, waterfowl stamp tax, inheritance tax, inventory tax, liquor
tax, luxury tax, medicare tax, city, school and county property tax (up
33 percent last 4 years), real estate tax, social security tax, road
usage tax, toll road tax, state and city sales tax, recreational vehicle
tax, state franchise tax, state unemployment tax, telephone federal
excise tax, telephone federal state and local surcharge tax, telephone
minimum usage surcharge tax, telephone state and local tax, utility tax,
vehicle licence registration tax, capitol gains tax, lease severance tax,
oil and gas assessment tax, Colorado property tax, Texas, Colorado,
Wyoming, Oklahoma and New Mexico sales tax, and many more that I can't
recall but I have run out of space and money.

When you do not receive my check April 15, just know that it is an honest
mistake. Please treat me the same way you treated Congressmen Charles
Rangle, Chris Dodd, Barney Frank and ex-Congressman Tom Dashelle and, of
course, your boss Timothy Geithner. No penalties and no interest.
P.S. I will make at least a partial payment as soon as I get my stimulus


Some Dude said...

I wish it would work that way. There is simply not enough outrage at the number of taxes that Americans have to pay. Part of that might be explained by practice of withholding taxes from paychecks. Workers never see the money, and some don't even realize that the money was taken from them. I suggest getting rid of income-tax withholding and force citizen to write a monthly check to the IRS. Then they will realize just how much they are spending and get pissed.

Anonymous said...

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