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In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxgirl
February 23, 2007 9:19 PM   Subscribe

Taxgirl is a tax lawyer who invites you to ask her offbeat and unique questions about federal taxation in the United States, as well as Philadelphia-specific tax questions. She also covers the fun side of taxation and the not-so-fun side of tax evasion, usually the domain of Posse Comitatus and white supremacist groups, but lately extending in bizarre ways to celebrities like Wesley Snipes and Ron Isley.
posted by Blazecock Pileon (20 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
We should all just shut up and pay what the government tells us to pay. Politicians and bureaucrats are smarter than us and are always looking out for our best interests.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 9:27 PM on February 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


You don't pay tax because they're smarter, you pay tax because they have more tanks. What is so difficult about this?
posted by pompomtom at 9:40 PM on February 23, 2007 [2 favorites]


Tanks? You're welcome.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 9:51 PM on February 23, 2007


I wish I had a response. I just do not know where to begin commenting on a person who gets so excited about the US tax code. I do not know if I should be thankful for folks like her or downright scared shitless.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 9:55 PM on February 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


I wish she could take my exam for me this semester.
posted by pwedza at 11:23 PM on February 23, 2007


It seems pompomtom has found a way to make my argument much more succinctly than I ever could.
posted by bh at 11:35 PM on February 23, 2007


I do not know if I should be thankful for folks like her or downright scared shitless.

I'm going with both.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 11:50 PM on February 23, 2007


Tax law is way more interesting than about any other sort of law.

Admittedly, that may say more about how interesting law in general is than anything else, but there you go.
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 12:54 AM on February 24, 2007


Unless she takes her top off, I'm fairly well convinced she will fail in making me excited about tax codes.
posted by Ynoxas at 7:46 AM on February 24, 2007


Wow:
Of course, the wrench in all of this is that Daniel predeceased Anna Nicole, thus likely creating an intestacy (the legal term when there is not a will or if there is a will but a hole in the scheme of distribution). So now it really matters where Anna Nicole's domicile is judged to be, as the laws of that jurisdiction would determine the distribution. Like the James Brown situation, it now matters whether Anna Nicole is actually married to her attorney, Howard Stern - that "little piece of paper" suddenly makes all of the difference in the world.
This is pretty well composed and articulated, but I cannot even fathom the type of personality that would be remotely interested in reading this sort of blogging. But, that's the web for you, I guess.
posted by psmealey at 7:50 AM on February 24, 2007


"Tax law is way more interesting than about any other sort of law."

Too bad my prof hasn't understood that!
posted by pwedza at 8:55 AM on February 24, 2007


This is pretty well composed and articulated, but I cannot even fathom the type of personality that would be remotely interested in reading this sort of blogging. But, that's the web for you, I guess.

I imagine the people most interested are those making hundreds of thousands of dollars doing what taxgirl is blogging about. Namely, being tax experts.
posted by pwedza at 8:57 AM on February 24, 2007


Right. They're the ones that I can't fathom. Thank God they exist, though. I guess.
posted by psmealey at 9:06 AM on February 24, 2007


They must be autistic.
posted by psmealey at 10:02 AM on February 24, 2007


Render unto Caesar!

Thanks for the post.
posted by ikkyu2 at 10:04 AM on February 24, 2007


Don't miss the Disney WWII tax propaganda film in the "fun side of taxation" link. Donald Duck is torn between his swinging hepcat self trying to get him to spend his money on vices, and his sensible Scottish self telling him to save it for taxes, to defeat the Axis!
posted by Sangermaine at 1:54 PM on February 24, 2007


This is interesting, thanks. PS: I am not making hundreds of thousands of dollars (yet), nor am I a tax expert.
posted by synaesthetichaze at 3:10 PM on February 24, 2007


Tax tip (and i didn't see it on her blog anywhere): The Treasury Department said Thursday that it will no longer collect a 3% federal excise tax on long-distance calls and would refund about $15 billion to taxpayers.
posted by amberglow at 4:02 PM on February 24, 2007


Thursday... almost a year ago.
posted by grouse at 1:08 PM on February 25, 2007


Yeah, and it was on her blog, under "Top 10 ways to screw yourself over on your 2006 return."
posted by ikkyu2 at 5:52 PM on February 25, 2007


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