Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Tax Time

Hate it.

Every year kena thousands of dollars for tax. With the 'Pay As You Go' (PAYG) system, it means my money is being withheld by the tax department until I do my tax, and if I need to pay less, they will return the balance.

Last year, I only got a couple of hundred back. Although the accounting fee is tax deductible, I try doing the tax myself mind is pretty straight forward. No mortgage, no loan, no small business = CHICKEN FEED lar! And I can do it online, don't have to worry about running to the tax office with all the legal forms, government forms, federal tax forms or whatnots.

Just yesterday I tried fixing this year's tax, and blardy h***, more and more things to fill in each and every year. Tax filing is getting so complicated. Dang it. So I called up a tax accountant today and will just hand everything over to her next week.

See, my tax withheld this year is $4444. What a great co-incident. Being chinese, no like the number of course. But if in Malay, the great, right? Dapat dapat dapat dapat! Dapat taik ayam. I reckon I'd get about two hundred odd back again, but after deducting from the accounting fee, which is $102....

Chicken S**t lor.

I suppose a lot would gladly slap my head for complaining, for the very fact I do not have to dig deeper into my bank account to feed our tax department.

Oh well.


Simple American said...

I hate withholding. Gahman is so scared the citizens won't pay they take our money and we lose all of that interests. Makes my blood boil. And the irony is I make some money working on taxes. But I don't mind to go out of business because taxes are made easier, and more fair.

Sweetpea said...

SA - watever it is, i have to be a genius to get into their pockets. there are lots of loopholes where we can claim for more, but not made aware to the public. those sleazebags.

jazzmint said...

wah not bad lehh..got money return somemore LOL

Sweetpea said...

jazzmint - that $200 or so..wat u wanna buy with it wor? :P