A small thing, but many folks still claim the minimal deductions for their paycheck taxes. For the love of your own well-being WHY would anyone still do that? Have your employer update your W-2 for the maximum amount of dependents and exemptions. Do it NOW. It's an old and frugal habit so many of you have had for years, allowing Uncle Sam to keep a bit extra and earn all sorts of interest on your OWN money. No more! Take it to the edge and erase all the margins possible.
Time to put your Uncle on a diet. Obama said so.
Do you owe taxes? How about asking for an extension for filing? Businesses do this all the time, but regular worker bees don't consider it. Use your money while it's still worth something, give it back to the government after they've devalued it. That kinda small stuff adds up quickly when multiplied by millions. And it will cause extra work for the IRS drones. It's not like there's money to hire more of them.
We need some old-fashioned Russian dissidents from the Cold War era to teach us the thousand ways there are to aggravate a politburo with paperwork.
Tax revolt in the streets all you want, but you gotta get serious about starving the hogs in Washington. It's obvious they're in no pain whatsoever as they go on their important pilgrimages around the world, hire journalists for government jobs, and feed Acorns to the squirrelly voters.
And by the way, if you haven't filed your taxes yet, good luck getting any returns owed you. I mean, while money still has value. Think of it as double or triple taxation the longer you wait. You overpaid, they squandered it; you want it back, they devalue it by printing tons of money. It bears repeating that the printing of more money is the easiest way for the government to effectively tax its citizens without being obvious about it.
Meanwhile, I read that one big city is taxing its citizens' water bills to pay for a promised water utilities refund owed to their customers. You can't make that sort of bureaucracy up, folks. It takes years and years of voter neglect to cultivate that kind of incompetent, arrogant, festering abuse of power.