I just filed my taxes. I did my very best. It was a lengthy and confusing process so I’d like to give you some feedback for your non-mathy people, the ones who play fast and loose with the letter “y” sticking it recklessly onto the end of any word. The ones who preferred the word problems in math class and really wanted to insert themselves and ask, “Where are you going on this train? Is it so important that you get there quickly? Would you like some company?”
Next year instead of doing my taxes I thought I’d just share a Limerick in the spirit of “my dog ate my homework.”
There was a woman from Maine.
She had a plenty big brain.
When she focused on math
It brought out her wrath
And now she’s gone insane.
But everyone says that Uncle Sam loves his numbers so how about we work together on this one? I’ve saved you some work by simply re-writing the tax code.
- How much money do you make? This part is easy. Just fill in the number that’s in the first box of the form with all the numbers. Don’t sweat it.
- How much money did you already pay in taxes? Also easy to find on that form.
- How much money should you pay in taxes? Close your eyes and take a few deep cleansing breaths. Come to a place of gratitude for what you have and don’t take too deep a dive into the inefficiancy and brokeness of our government.
- If that number is larger than what you already paid, cut Uncle Sam a check for the difference. If not, just write a note to Uncle Sam asking for the difference.
I don’t see how this could possibly go wrong, do you?