Posted On: Wednesday - July 15th 2020 9:18PM MST
In Topics:   US Feral Government
Peak Stupidity noted the cruelest day of the cruelest month last April 15, the date by which income tax returns are normally due.
We really need a few new topic keys here, one being "Taxes", but the reader can find a number of posts on the income tax under the US Feral Government topic key for now. That post linked-to above was written last April 15th, as I inserted my tax return into the middle of the big pile of procrastinators. (I'm not a procrastinator on this, but I have my other reasons, as explained in Tax withholding and Leverage and Another reason to owe the IRS money.)
This evening has not become a lot of fun, as the 3-month extended time limit for filing the tax forms has run out today, and I had much better things to do the rest of the day. There's also the fact that some quick and surprising calculations done in late January resulted in the knowledge that I would be writing out a decent sized check this time. It's not that I don't have the money, but his is by far not my favorite way to spend money.
I don't let the IRS run my life, though either, so I'm just not that awfully concerned about getting this stuff in the mail exactly on even the new date. With all the other cancellations and postponements due to the overreaching Kung Flu response, this seems like another thing that people are probably not "getting around to" so much in 2020.
Trying to get a certain book or movie at the library? Sorry, COVID-19. Want to send the kids off to school? (WHY?!!) Sorry, COVID-19. Planning on taking a girl to dinner and movie? Sorry, COVID-19. All this business has rubbed off on me just a bit after 4 months. Income tax return due on July 15th? Sorry, COVID-19. I owe the IRS 2,100 dollas? Fuck me, pay you? No, fuck you, COVID-19!
Now, if I could only say this with the accent of one of the Goodfellas, or like Joe Pesci, at least: