A Confusing Bill Once a Year

We did our taxes yesterday, so this excerpt from today’s Onion (“New Poll Finds 86 Percent Of Americans Don’t Want To Have A Country Anymore”) is seeming both extra-hilarious and extra-relevant, and I just had to share:

“I already belong to a health club, a church, and the Kiwanis Club,” Tammy Golden of Los Angeles wrote. “I’m a member of the Von’s Grocery Super Savers, which gets me a discount on certain groceries. These are all well-managed organizations with real benefits. None of them send me a confusing bill once a year and make me work it out myself, then throw me in jail if I get it wrong.”


And speaking of which: The good news from tax land — or rather, the news that I’m trying to force myself to see as good — is that in 2006, I’ll be making enough money as a writer that not only will I owe taxes instead of getting a refund, I’ll have to pay quarterly estimated taxes four times a year instead of just filing in April. This is exciting. Really. Woo fucking hoo.

A Confusing Bill Once a Year