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'No Way To Prevent This,' says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens

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  • DuckDuckGo.com 😂
    Its a search engine. Google isn't the only one you know...Well, maybe you don't. Google actually blocks many videos if you didn't know...Well, maybe you don't.
  • "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike



  • "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • Got a letter from our favorite 3 letter accountants yesterday for the first time in 10 years! Lets GO Brandon!
    South of Columbus, Ohio.

    "It’s very possible I’m doing it all wrong, haven’t watched any videos, but I’m happy with the ones I make."
      - @Legume

  • Got a letter from our favorite 3 letter accountants yesterday for the first time in 10 years! Lets GO Brandon!
    Sorry man.  That's not a letter anyone wants to get, no matter where you fall politically.
    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • LegumeLegume Posts: 13,312
    Got a letter from our favorite 3 letter accountants yesterday for the first time in 10 years! Lets GO Brandon!
    Sorry man.  That's not a letter anyone wants to get, no matter where you fall politically.
    I’ve had three in the past two years and they were all nonsense errors on their end.  All resolved with one reply.  I think they’ve been making more mistakes.
  • BotchBotch Posts: 13,714
    Got a letter from our favorite 3 letter accountants yesterday for the first time in 10 years! Lets GO Brandon!
    Sorry man.  That's not a letter anyone wants to get, no matter where you fall politically.
    I'm not sorry.  If you've done nothing wrong, there's no worry; if you have, it should/needs be done.  Thank YOU Brandon!  
     
    I've only been audited once, and it was my personal income, not a business.  My band had played two 4-day gigs at the WPAFB Officer's Club, and we were paid via check.  I was the only guy in the band with a checking account (drummer lived in an abandoned trailer by the river, guitarist was an immigrant from Mexico, and bass player an Irishman here on a green card) so the check was written out to me.  I cashed it, and I paid the other three guys in cash.  
     
    SEVEN years later, I get a letter from the IRS, "Um, you got two checks from the WPAFB OC totaling $1,400, which you didn't claim, and (with interest) you owe us $OMGWTFBBQ!!! dollars!"  Cue reactor-strength butt pucker!  
     
    Deep breath.  I wrote back, and explained everything.  The guitarist's name was John Martinez, and I looked up  his number in the Dayton phone book, decided not to call the page and a half of them.  I didn't even know the bass/drummer's last names, so I was phcked.  I admitted to the IRS that I owed taxes on my 1/4 of those checks.  
     
    Some time later, I got a letter from the IRS, with a bill for my 1/4th of the taxes; with the interest, it was more than I actually made, but was pretty happy I didn't have to pay for the other three guys.  Whew.  Sorta.  
     
    I paid a lot more attention to how my bands were paid from that point on.  Cash is Good.  (I'm sure all waitresses/waiters will agree with me on this one).  
     

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 17,409
    Pops lived abroad for about 30 yrs, and so his tax matters were a little more complex, as he was paying income tax in two countries, and having to explain to each side what was going on. 

    Corresponded with the IRS regularly, and they almost always ruled in his favor, once he clarified whatever issue they had questions about. Occasionally, he owed them some money, but nothing unreasonable. He’s always maintained that they were always professional, reasonable, and open to hearing what he had to say. 

    I’ve done his US taxes for just shy of 20 yrs, and have to say that I agree with him. 

    If you goofed up, without malintent, I think there’s a good chance you’ll be able to set things straight. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • Got a letter from our favorite 3 letter accountants yesterday for the first time in 10 years! Lets GO Brandon!
    Sorry man.  That's not a letter anyone wants to get, no matter where you fall politically.
    Whoa! Let’s not jump to conclusions lol it was acknowledging the amendment of my 2020 1040.
    South of Columbus, Ohio.

    "It’s very possible I’m doing it all wrong, haven’t watched any videos, but I’m happy with the ones I make."
      - @Legume

  • I am guessing the IRS auditing you when you own and operate a farm might present somewhat differently.  In any case, @alaskanassasin I hope it gets cleared up as quickly and as easily as possible for you guys.
    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • When we lived in NC I had moved several times over the years.  I’m bee bopping along one day and the phone rings. Hello this is so and so with the NC department of revenue and I wanted to confirm my appointment at your house tomorrow am for a audit of your payroll. I about shvt. I said first I have heard of it and she said she mailed the notice out weeks ago. It turns they had my old address on file.  I ended up sending her to my account (the reason I used one) and we were good.
    South of Columbus, Ohio.

    "It’s very possible I’m doing it all wrong, haven’t watched any videos, but I’m happy with the ones I make."
      - @Legume

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 30,526
    It's always worth it when you're right, and the irs  is wrong, and you pay out of pocket to your accountant and waste your own time.  Even better when the book keep steals the payroll taxes and you are on the hook to pay up.........those good guys show up with a gun.....
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • I have been self employed for almost my entire adult life, I have always reported everything, always used a bean counter and have had minimal contact with the irs. That all changes when you have employees I was constantly getting letters and sending back letters and getting certified letters and sending back certified letters (I don’t recommend doing that they don’t like it, well about as much as i did I suppose).
      I was all in on trump waaaay in the beginning when he was stirring things up and pissing everyone off, way before his election. Then I found out he doesn’t pay taxes and that was enough for me to lose all interest. Not only does it piss me off to no end that these ultra rich can cheat the tax system but he wanted to be president with no skin in the game.
      I know for a fact that if the average working joe had to write a check once a year for his or her income tax there would massive changes to government waste.  
    South of Columbus, Ohio.

    "It’s very possible I’m doing it all wrong, haven’t watched any videos, but I’m happy with the ones I make."
      - @Legume

  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 8,992
    I wouldn't say that the vast majority of the ultra-rich cheat the tax system. It's more they're taking advantage of the rules they created and paid their politician minions to put into place.
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” ― Philip K. Diçk

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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 30,526
    HeavyG said:
    I wouldn't say that the vast majority of the ultra-rich cheat the tax system. It's more they're taking advantage of the rules they created and paid their politician minions to put into place.

    sometimes they always cheat, fines are a joke. fished by this guys house this weekend, he is looking at millions in fines, he has done this before and will do it again. this time he did it on maines largest drinking water source. he is a complete arse, hope they really throw the book at him this time.
    perfect place for a bass boat, not a lawn, destruction of environment, change of shorelines, trees gone, runoff barrier plants lost etc......oh, and he didnt do it, it was the compan that runs the house that hes the president of. you dont want to be the guy that put in the riprap wall, or the guy that levelled the lot and put in grass and removed the native plants, ot the guy that cut the trees or the guy that put up an addition, or the guy that built the stair case down to the lake, or the guy that removed the natural rocks to make it a sandy area, they all are looking at huge fines as well, those guys are shaking right now



    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 40,752
    Another mass school shooting….in Russia…that dang second amendment is running wild. 

    That shooter is a dead ringer for one of them ultra MAGA fellahs from Charlottesville.

    Russia has a gun problem, we have a gun problem.  Almost all first world countries don’t.
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  • Not sure if this got posted already. This should not be an event in America that anyone is happy about.  There is no excuse for enthusiastically supporting the “right” for undisciplined hothead turd for brains to run around thinking a gun resolves their insecurities— and when they finally think a justifiable moment has occurred to take action they are physically incapable at living out their sharp shooting fantasy that they hurt innocent children.  

    https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/2022/10/10/2-men-arrested-after-2-children-shot-in-road-rage-incident-nassau-county-sheriff-says/?outputType=amp

  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 26,290
    We had an active shooter situation in Raleigh today.  At least five people were killed, including an off-duty police officer.  Terrible.
    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • Tragic yes...How many kids died in a swimming pool or from household cleaners or medications laying around? The sad part is how you libs actually celebrate inside when you can point out somehow a gun was to "blame".
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 17,409
    Tragic yes...How many kids died in a swimming pool or from household cleaners or medications laying around? The sad part is how you libs actually celebrate inside when you can point out somehow a gun was to "blame".
    The different is that when legislation, or public education policies, are formulated to try and mitigate such tragedies, folks don't inanely push back.

    Even MAGAts. I hope.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 15,793
    We had an active shooter situation in Raleigh today.  At least five people were killed, including an off-duty police officer.  Terrible.
    Just saw the news.. 15 year old boy, shot and killed his 16 year old brother and 4 other random people as he ran through the neighborhood.

    Add that to the professor are local university who was shot and killed last week by a disgruntled ex-student.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    It amazes me, how many people do not realize how the future works.
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 8,992
    Tragic yes...How many kids died in a swimming pool or from household cleaners or medications laying around? The sad part is how you libs actually celebrate inside when you can point out somehow a gun was to "blame".

    Which kills more kids per year guns or swimming pools?
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” ― Philip K. Diçk

    Camped out in the (757/948/804)




  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 15,793
    Tragic yes...How many kids died in a swimming pool or from household cleaners or medications laying around? The sad part is how you libs actually celebrate inside when you can point out somehow a gun was to "blame".
    We have childproof caps required on meeication, and very strict fencing and audible alarms on pools to prevent these tragedies.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    It amazes me, how many people do not realize how the future works.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 17,409
    HeavyG said:
    Tragic yes...How many kids died in a swimming pool or from household cleaners or medications laying around? The sad part is how you libs actually celebrate inside when you can point out somehow a gun was to "blame".

    Which kills more kids per year guns or swimming pools?


    https://www.kff.org/global-health-policy/issue-brief/child-and-teen-firearm-mortality-in-the-u-s-and-peer-countries/

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 26,290

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • calikingcaliking Posts: 17,409
    I'm waiting for the retort "but, ONLY 2 people were killed, because the good guys with guns got there in time!"

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 13,312


    Pretty good listen for anyone, not what I would call a biased perspective.
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