The Lord Giveth and the Government Taketh Away
Or Going from Good Friday to Taxation Monday in One Weekend!
For Christians, this is a special time of year celebrating Jesus’ passion, death, and resurrection. Meanwhile, for all Americans who made any money last year, it’s a special time of year rushing to get tax returns filed and making last year’s final tax payments. Truly, as the Bible said in Job 1:21, “The Lord giveth, and the Government taketh away.”
Like always, I am very much on top of things when it comes to getting my tax return filed and paying my tax debts: I have filed for an extension and estimated that I probably won’t owe the government anything. If previous years are any guide, I will most likely still miss the extended deadline by several months, and my estimated tax liability will be way off. The government will be like, “Hey, man, not cool at all!” And I’ll resurrect that old excuse from the quaint pre-internet days of the 20th century: “The check is in the mail, I swear!”
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