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Death and Taxes, Resurrections and Refunds
"He descended into hell."

I worked on taxes.

So it goes in the early days of spring in these parts.

The Saturday between Good Friday and Easter is not much of a liturgical Thing.  I've seen the occasional church sign for Easter Vigils, today or tonight; I have not seen, anywhere near here, use of the tradition among some Chicano Catholics who mark the day with Blessings of the Animals.  (Our kids observed this today in their own way; a stray, unfixed male kitty followed Cameron home on Thursday, and they took him to the local SPCA today.)

Neither of us will be in attendance for the Big Spectacular tomorrow.  Closest we're coming to the traditional Easter ham is that we're having hot dogs, and even that's pushing it, since Wegmans isn't carrying Zweigles white-hot "porkers" anymore.


It's rare for Easter (at least the Western version of it) to fall later than April 15th- it's only happened once or twice since 2001, and between now and 2036 when Wikpiedia stops counting, it will only fall beyond Tax Day (extended when the 15th falls on a weekend) a total of five times.  So I've come to associate the two phenomena in at least a vague sense.

I am the keeper, now, of four different sets of tax returns. Emily and Cameron's were each done early and easily; my sister sent me her stuff earlier this week, and hers went off into the ether this afternoon.  There were some oddities in her paperwork- she'd refinanced her mortgage and moved her investment accounts in the past couple of years, and I thought I was missing one small figure (I wasn't) and couldn't make sense of a slightly larger one.  In the end, though, even the worst-case computation on the latter issue merely reduced her refund by a grand total of seven bucks, so I sent it off with that bad assumption in evidence.

She, and the kids, all got refunds. Us, not so much- so we'll be hanging in until the 15th to file, and then pay off the butt-ton that we self-employed types get to encounter every year.

And when that's done, my bank account, like the tomb, will pretty much be empty:P
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bill_sheehan From: bill_sheehan Date: March 27th, 2016 10:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Do you self-employed types file quarterly or annually?

Hoping you can soon look at your balances and cry, "Rejoice, he is risen!"
captainsblog From: captainsblog Date: March 27th, 2016 02:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
The calculating is annual- same 1040 as ye now and former wage slaves. Plus a few pages.

We're supposed to estimate the following year liability and mail it in quarterly. I at least make the effort to calculate how much and budget for it; it's almost always the first budget item to go This year, my failure to be timely with this (I made one of the four payments) is going to cost us somewhere around 100 bucks- or, roughly, two and a half bounced checks or credit card late fees, and no effect on our credit.
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