Email: LaurenNicoleGifts@gmail.com

I have always been passionate about designing and making meaningful gifts and keepsakes and was very fortunate to able to start my own business. Lauren Nicole Gifts (name after my niece) was started in 2004 and was a great way for me to have my own business, but still move around as an Army wife. My husband recently retired from the Army and we are now permanently located in Ouray, Colorado

Sunday, April 19, 2009

To Put It Simply: "Taxes SUCK!"

My dream of having a nice relaxing weekend came to a screeching halt when I watched the Fedex truck back into my driveway on the 15th and saw the driver unloading tax files.

I spent all weekend doing tax returns. Yes, I know they were due on April 15th, but most of my relatives think that means they can overnight all of their boxes of crap to me on the 15th. I can’t get them to understand that taxes are DUE on the 15th and that it usually takes more than a few seconds to do all those tax returns.

Why is it that when I do all of my relative’s tax returns they get huge refunds and I always owe? I think my whole family should be able to file one giant combined tax return and then divide up the refund equally. I am all for “fair and equal taxes” and I think this would work out the best for me.

Note to Family: NO, you cannot deduct squeaky toys, dog food, and kitty litter. I know you all have enough pets to stock a pet store, but that doesn’t mean you get the same deductions as a pet store. I am also pretty sure you cannot deduct speeding tickets, parking tickets, or fines for flying through a toll booth and not realizing that your “prepaid” toll pass has a zero balance.

With that said I would like to propose a change to the tax law. I think you should be able to claim your dog as a dependant if he sleeps in your bed and takes up more space than a person.

7 comments:

Stranded in Stepford said...

Excellent idea!! I think perhaps it might even warrant a tax credit for loss of mattress rights or something. . .

SJN said...

how does your right brain live with your left brain?
creative and analytical fighting for alpha dog!

GingerSnap said...

Would my Yorkie qualify as a "dependent?" She does take up a lot of room in the bed...much more than you'd expect!

Amber said...

You are a saint for being so nice to your relatives. I would be like, "Sorry suckers! You're late, do your own." But that's just me.

Just Add Walter said...

awww... you are too sweet to do that for them. I don't think I would be as nice!

Linda/"Mom" said...

* LOVE the idea in your last sentence! Also loved enjoying your blog for the first time~~~ SO glad to find it!!! MANNNNY thanks, Linda in AZ *

Jackie said...

I'm all for dogs as defendants too! If I treat her as a child, the government should too!

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