March 20th, 2009

My brain hurts!


Just spent the last two days working on the family tax returns.  I love living in the US, but boy, do you guys know how to make things complicated. One of the worksheets instructs the user to write down a number in one column, then divide it by 1.5 (writing the answer in the next column), and finally, subtract that answer from the original number, putting the result in the column after.   I read it several times, to make sure it wasn't just me being dopey, but no, instead of just telling the filer to divide the original number by three, we had to go faffing about, doing it the hard way.  It's no wonder all these politicians 'forget' to pay their taxes 

That said, I'll take your tax rates over the ones in England, any day of the week.
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