Mark Sachs (ksleet) wrote,
Mark Sachs
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If you drive a car, I'll tax the street; if you try to sit, I'll tax your seat.

Man, there's nothing like an evening spent filling out MA tax forms to make you want to march on Beacon Hill with torches and Frankenstein rakes. Those are the worst designed forms I've ever seen in my life. My favorite part is how you have to literally fill out Schedule B and Schedule D at the same time. WTF, dudes, do they think I'm ambidextrous or something? Might as well make me also jump over a series of pits with goddamned bats divebombing me at the same time while they're at it.

Oh, and of course, just like when I complained about this last year there's Form HC, the brilliant solution to people not being able to afford health insurance: punish them with a fine. That idea seriously doesn't get any less stupid with time, huh guys? I sure hope some clueless politicians don't decide to extend a scheme like that to the entire country!

The federal taxes, by contrast, took about forty-five minutes. Nothing to it. Except I forgot that I moved last year and can deduct the moving expenses, so I'm going to have to scrape up another copy of the bill and file an amended return if I want that two or three hundred bucks back (and I do, I dooooooo, fifty generations of pennypinching cry out from my very genes!) IT NEVER ENDS.

I... guess I really should get into the twenty-first century and stop filling these things out by hand, huh.

(If you're wondering why I'm doing my taxes now of all times, the county I live in was declared a disaster area due to flooding just before April 15th and everyone got their tax deadlines bumped to May 11th. Which is tomorrow, or rather, today. Funny how that works.)
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