At times, a necessary evil.

Necessary with respect that both the filing and subsequent payment of local, state and government taxes is mandatory.  Especially the government.  Never, ever, eff with the IRS.  And, here in New York, the DOS is renowned for processing errors which often end up in a battle of wits vs. a computer glitch from the state financial offices.  No matter how perfectly taxpayers cross their t’s and dot their i’s…inevitably, the transmission of tax paperwork will be confirmed on the taxpayer’s end…but not on the state’s rear end.

Yes, a healthy, sarcastic attitude is a must when dealing with the bureaucracy in New York.

So, in short, this is what I’ve been working on this week, last week, and will be, for a few weeks to come.  Personal returns, corporate returns, bottle returns.

Oh wait.  That last one is a story for another day.  Once taxes are done.


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  1. Kat says:

    Ugh…yeah this is an area I definitely don’t F around with and I’m STILL afraid I’m going to mess it all up!

    • Patty says:

      I don’t know about your state, but here in New York, the major screw-ups with taxes take place in our state offices. Especially more so in the past year with this pandemic. State workers are overwhelmed, many working remotely, and unable to effectively deal with the issues people are having on tax and other levels. The state website crashes constantly, telephone access is almost never available and it all adds to the emotional overload state residents have on their plates. Leading the way is a governor who is as useless as tits on a bull. Yes, I said that!

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