Random 10 Playlist: Tax Day

Here’s your random ten songs for tax day – songs that include the words: money, dollars, cents, tax and take.

  1. Money – Wil.i.am
  2. Take, Take, Take – The White Stripes
  3. Dollar & Cents – Radiohead
  4. Money Talks – Kathleen Edwards
  5. Whatever it Takes – Tracy Shedd
  6. Send Money – Juliana Hatfield
  7. Forty Dollars – The Twilight Singers
  8. Mind Over Money – Turin Brakes
  9. A Million Dollars – Joel Plaskett Emergency
  10. Taxman – the Beatles

Tax day eve – Thanks to Conshohocken for making things difficult

Yes I procrastinated.

First few months of this year, I was busy and on the road and honestly just avoided it. We always get a refund, so no big deal…until this year. This year we owe and owe big. And of course the timing couldn’t be better with me without a job.

Oy.

Anyway one thing that’s always annoyed me about taxes is that we have local authorities taxing us too. I don’t mind paying them a tax, as a matter of fact, I feel it’s our patriotic duty to pay taxes.   But honestly it’s amateur hour sometimes when you get small towns taxing you. In Conshohocken you have to pay taxes to two authorities – Berkheimer and Keystone, half a percent to each. As to why we can’t pay a full percent to one authority, I don’t know (I will ask though). Because of this, I have to fill out two tax forms for a borough of around 8,000 people – that’s one more tax form than I have to fill out for the federal government. I guess this is better than two years ago – Conshohocken decided to switch to the two tax authority system mid-year. This meant for half the year we had to pay one tax authority a full percent and the other half of the year we split that percent between two authorities; this led to some creative math.   Honestly with all the websites that are out there to do your federal taxes, it’s more straightforward to complete than the local taxes.

Thank goodness it’s over save for paying and a few signatures.