Friday, December 20, 2013

December 20, 2013

Tax Season is Coming!


Twas the night before taxes,

And all through the house,

Not a creature was stirring,

And I felt such a louse.


W-2s and 1040s I had spread on the table,

Having pushed off the task for as long as I was able.

My little deductions they had earlier gone to bed,

After seeing their dad with steam rising from his head.


Then out of my throat there arose such a hue,

For when I summed up, there were big taxes due.

So I redid some entries, doubled deductions, claimed credits.

Only to see by the tax code how bogus were my edits.


With pencil and calculator I had dodged and had wrangled,

Yet the more I computed, the more it got tangled.

So I reached for my checkbook in a fit of duress,

And wrote out the Big One to the bleeping IRS.

Don't let scrooge (The IRS) ruin your holiday. Tax advisers are better than Santa Claus. Santa cannot reduce your taxes but we can. 

Merry Christmas.

(Posted with permission from Dr. Wayne Essex, Essex & Associates, Dayton OH)

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