My secret admirer

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
You could end up paying too much tax
If you do not complete this form

Bah, Inland Revenue – desperate to know my employment history since 11 January 2004. I guess they’ve finally got round to looking at my tax return.

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3 responses to “My secret admirer

  1. Anonymous

    ha-ha.

    I got a nice letter from them saying my tax returns are far too dull and that I don’t need to do them anymore.

    Please excuse me from any further conversations about the infrastructure behind the inland revenue’s webs site.

  2. Anonymous

    You are lucky you ain’t in the USA

    The tax code in the USA occupies approximately 20 feet of shelf space with a large amount of it changed every year. It is virtually impossible to actually do your taxes by hand.

    I am still baffled how I pay less tax because I take itemized deductions instead of the standard deduction. My itemized list is zero items long.

    And Americans are *really* bad at math. There is this contant muttering about spending money to save money on taxes – the biggest boondoggle being buying a house. But it is as silly as buying things 30% off at the store. Sure you save money on what you spend, but you still have to spend the money! And house prices rose to take into account the tax break, thereby completely negating the effect it was supposed to have.

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