I just had our taxes done. Last year, we had to write the I.R.S. a check for $4,000. This year, I am getting a $1,000 refund.
“Why the difference?” I asked Tim the Accountant.
“You suffered monumental losses in your equity accounts.”
That was 2008 for a lot of people, I suppose. But I’m happy about the refund. It’ll come in handy.
in this case, MUCH better to receive than give!
it almost feels like a Christmas present until you realize it was yours to begin with…nonetheless, glad you got some back…
Always employ a good accountant. Always plead poverty to those around you. Always make entries in your business ledger using a pencil.Always remember the advantages of cash jobs.
Arrrghhhhh….it seems like ages ago I got any kind of refund from the inland revenue people. Bastards.Good for you though. $1000 better than $0.
Daisy: The check is timely, that’s for damn sure.Gnu: It always feels like a springtime bonus when I get a refund.Jimmy: Tim the Accountant is as honest as the day is long. Don’t know what I’d do without him.Jo: The inland revenue people are simply doing their job. Bastards, that they are.
I also have to pay the government R600. Well at least they’re not sending me to jail …
A case of “no winners or losers, only survivors”.
Found money is always a good thing. Glad your getting some of your money back.
Be doubly glad you don’t live in California, otherwise that refund cheque would be in the form of an IOU.(I know, I know, Fed is different than state, but that ruins the humour in my comment! What? There’s no humour? *Sigh*)