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Tax time is special, especially for the 1 percent who love to do their taxes
By RICHARD AMRHINE
ACCORDING TO a survey
From this information we can assume that these people are CPAs or otherwise mathematics fanatics who are due large refunds.
On the flip side are the rest of us, including 45 percent who say they "dislike" doing their taxes and another 25 percent who say they "hate" it.
If you add those numbers, which you should be able to do if you do your own taxes, the total is only 82 percent. The other 18 percent apparently chose "none of the above" either because they are truly neutral on the topic or they live in a cabin in Montana, just waitin' for the G-man to come knockin'.
If you are such an objector, the calendar gives you until tomorrow night--an extra couple of days this year--to change your tune. I'd recommend that, unless you "like" or "love" going to jail.
I do the taxes at my house, which may be the primary reason my wife keeps me around. It also helps me get away with stuff around the house.
"So, are you going to doze off in front
"Don't forget I did the taxes again this year, dear. But thanks for waking me up--I almost spilled my beer."
For that reason I fall into the category of Americans who merely dislike, rather than outright hate, doing their taxes.
A lot of people dislike doing their taxes because, even though they're getting a refund, the tax forms are so complicated to deal with. Of course doing my taxes was much easier back in the early days
Over the years tax time has become more complicated, as my income has risen and my family has grown. Now