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    Stoopid taxes

    there's a big ol' AMT-sized bite outa my butt. i hate this time of year. i'm a big believer in civil disobedience
    'In the end they will lay their freedom at our feet and say to us, "Make us your slaves, but feed us." '

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    Wow.. what are your circumstances that qualify you for AMT? I keep waiting for it to bite me in the ass.
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    Yeah, Throeau, Gandhi, MLK and smoke.

    Which one doesn't belong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by v1k1ng1001 View Post
    Yeah, Throeau, Gandhi, MLK and smoke.

    Which one doesn't belong?
    umm...I'm gonna gues MLK.
    He's the only one who's speeches I understood.

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    I took my CPA's advice and started filing quarterly. Its much more manageable that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobartlemagne View Post
    I took my CPA's advice and started filing quarterly. Its much more manageable that way.
    Not to mention you avoid penalties and interest doing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrt10x View Post
    Wow.. what are your circumstances that qualify you for AMT? I keep waiting for it to bite me in the ass.
    i made over $200 last year. if you did better than that, you're a dead man

    oh, wait...they said they fixed it. i didn't notice
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    I have been lucky..spending at least half of the last three tax years in a tax free zone. I have been living high on the hog. This will be my first normal tax year in a long time. Not looking forward to it.
    Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrt10x View Post
    I have been lucky..spending at least half of the last three tax years in a tax free zone. I have been living high on the hog. This will be my first normal tax year in a long time. Not looking forward to it.
    well, why should you pay for roads and national forests when you're in the sandbox? seems fair to me
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    Can't you receive your compensation in cash under the table?

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    AMT sucks royal. First you have to pay, even though you may have really, really, really tried to plan correctly, and on top of that you have to try (again) to figure out what you should withhold for the next year so you don't get any more nasty surprises. It's especially hard if you have two incomes.

    The other bad part about 'qualifying' for AMT is that you're in a bracket where you won't be getting one of those 'economic stimulus' checks to spend on schwag.

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    i'll tell ya what really chaps me - my city doesn't allow you to deduct your 401K from taxable income. i pay $400 in taxes to them because i saved the money. man, that p!sses me off
    'In the end they will lay their freedom at our feet and say to us, "Make us your slaves, but feed us." '

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    Count yourself lucky. Paying taxes is a privilege that the majority of the world's population would love to have.

    I think AMT puts you in the top 10% of Americans right? not a bad place to be I guess.

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    Neat. When do you start to co-op where you guys all build your own roads and hire your own police force?
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    paying AMT puts you a lot lower than 10% in this country.

    i don't mind paying taxes, believe it or not. nobody wants to pay a lot, but i understand the need. but when the money is frittered away by idiots in washington, i get ticked

    and when i try and do the right thing, and save for my retirement so i don't have to depend on someone else, and the feds say that's good and don't tax it, but my city does, the city can kiss my @ss. it's not the money, it's the principle
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    Quote Originally Posted by smoke View Post
    there's a big ol' AMT-sized bite outa my butt. i hate this time of year. i'm a big believer in civil disobedience
    why do you love the terrorists?

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    why do you love the terrorists?
    LOL don't make me come over there
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    Quote Originally Posted by smoke View Post
    LOL don't make me come over there
    why do you hate "over there?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    why do you hate "over there?"
    "IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow..."

    i don't at all
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    Quote Originally Posted by smoke View Post
    "IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow..."

    i don't at all
    why do you love poppies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    why do you love poppies?
    it's not about the poppies

    that sounds like a book title, doesn't it?
    'In the end they will lay their freedom at our feet and say to us, "Make us your slaves, but feed us." '

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    Quote Originally Posted by smoke View Post
    it's not about the poppies

    that sounds like a book title, doesn't it?
    why do you love book titles?

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    What do you have against love and/or hate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    why do you love book titles?
    don't make me come over there!
    'In the end they will lay their freedom at our feet and say to us, "Make us your slaves, but feed us." '

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