Death and Taxes, Part Infinity

“I thought you’d be taller.”

The WSJ:

“The Trump administration is likely to extend the April 15 tax deadline as part of an effort to mitigate the effects of the novel coronavirus on U.S. households and businesses, according to an administration official and another person familiar with the matter.

“Neither the decision to extend the deadline nor the mechanics of how such an extension might work are yet final. Normally, individuals must pay their prior year’s taxes by April 15 or face penalties and interest charges. People can already get extensions through mid-October to file their returns as long as they have paid on time by mid-April. This decision would go further than that.

“Extending the tax filing deadline would effectively act as a bridge loan for individuals and businesses facing disruptions from the virus. Treasury officials are still considering how far the filing deadline may be pushed back and who would be eligible for the extension, according to the person familiar with the discussions.”

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. I’m sure our Grifter-in-Chief is always in favor of stiffing the tax man, but he wants the cheddar so he can continue to play golf on our dime.

(Also: I already filed. I never get to grift.)

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7 Responses to Death and Taxes, Part Infinity

  1. MDavis says:

    He prolly figures any paperwork and recoding involved can be taken care of by hiring some college kid to come in over the weekend. If I was the IRS, I’d be pitching (unsuccessfully, but still) to increase the number of IRS employees to deal with things like answering questions when people call.
    I was working in timekeeping when Shrub changed the DST rules around, and that required an entire team working for a couple of weeks to get the company’s time-tracking software adjusted to match. They barely got it done in the month(?) or so allowed. That was an eye-opener for me.

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    • Yeah. That kind of stuff is what drives me nutz about the folks who deride “that whole Y2K thing” as a “nothingburger, LOL!” when it was the gargantuan number of man-hours and hard work put in by hundreds of thousands of people many of whom ended up spending NYE that year watching the machines…

      Also putting off filing doesn’t do jack shit to help, it just kicks the can down the road.

      Like the ‘payroll tax holiday’ they’re floating; dumb MAGAt’s don’t comprehend they still have to pay them, just later.

      Also those are the taxes paying for their socialist hell Social Security and Medicare.

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      • Dennis Cole says:

        BDR – Medicare is a separate deduction, as your paystub should attest, but reducing the FICA contributions only helps fulfill their fondest wish: Soc Sec will quickly show signs of being in distress, and theRethugs will commence crowing about having to save it by slashing benefits, closing even more SSA satellite offices, restricting new applicants, and by just generally making things look worse than they are, so that now, exceedingly mote drastic measures must be undertaken, like for instance “privatising” it. Which is just a code word for “looting.”


      • retiredeng says:

        Hello. A wave here from one of those watching the Y2K in real time for every friggin’ time zone!


      • tengrain says:

        Yes BDR, I was one of ’em up all Y2K night at Oracle.



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      • MDavis says:

        Even I played a minor role in Y2K.
        Very minor, I didn’t even stay up that New Year’s. I just trusted the people who were actually skilled.


  2. laura says:

    We had planned to use our state and fed refunds to install new doors and windows on the casita de amor, but now, what with greasy oilionaire and trump pal losing 2.5 billion as the energy sector, I guess we’ll just plan on forking over our “largesse” to help that particular brother out. I mean no one knows suffering like the soft and smooth handed dudes.


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