With the deadline for filing your 2016 individual returns right around the corner, here’s an infographic on “A Brief History of Taxes” that you just might find interesting. It hasn’t been updated since 2011, but informative nonetheless.
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As the month of January winds down to a close, the receipt of our W-2 forms reminds us that the tax season has arrived. So, what is your approach to filing your taxes? File early? File late? Ask for an extension? File electronically? Mail them in? Does your approach or strategy change depending on whether or not you are receiving a refund versus having to pay extra tax? Here is yet another wonderful demotivator (courtesy of www.despair.com) to help poke a little fun at the annual tax-filing ritual.
It has been a “stumbling” kind of week. First, I stumbled across a new vocabulary word and then I stumbled onto (okay, I actually went looking for) a funny joke on the topic (courtesy of www.ahajokes.com). The topic: flags (and how they tell us information about our taxes). I probably should save this one for Flag Day; but then again, why wait? That is the fun thing about the serendipitous nature of stumbling . . . you happen upon what you happen upon.
A visitor from Holland was chatting with his American friend and was jokingly explaining about the red, white and blue in the Netherlands’ flag. “Our flag symbolizes our taxes,” he said. “We get red when we talk about them, white when we get our tax bill, and blue after we pay them.”
“That’s the same with us,” the American said, “only we see stars, too.”
the study of flags.