It's "punfully" painful!
You work all year long to earn money and then Uncle Sam, (and most likely your State), makes you hustle through the paperwork shuffle to make sure you have paid him what you owe. If you have overpaid, guess what? You get a refund! Yippie! Hallelujah! No interest or consideration for allowing them the benefit of using your money for up to an entire year. However, if you happen to owe.... Don't be late paying because they will hound you and penalize you to no end. And if you cheat or evade... You can end up in jail. Just ask Al Capone.
You know what I say...? Tax rates aside, It's probably a pretty good system we have here in the U.S. all things considered. Let's just get rid of some of the red tape and bureaucracy. At least we have representation right? Just ask those "Tea Party" guys about representation. And I don't mean the current ones. I'm talking about those courageous guys who dumped all of that tea into the water in Boston a couple hundred years ago. Now that was a Courageous move. Started a war I think.
Anyway, enough of my rambling.
Here's a pleasant twist on Tax Day... In honor of our struggles, many businesses are offering Free or Discounted stuff today.
Here are a few of my favorites:
- McDonald's - Some participating McDonald's will give you a Quarter Pounder or Big Mac for a penny with the purchase of the same.
- Sonny's BBQ- Offering Half-priced IRS- (get it?) Irresistible Ribs Special.
- Kona Ice. Kona Ice will be offering FREE shaved ice on Wednesday, April 15th. How about that to help you CHILL OUT! Find the truck nearest you by tweeting at: @konaIce.
- Office Depot- Get rid of that junk. Office Depot offers a pretty good special. In fact, you may want to plan accordingly in case they offer it next year. From now until April 25th, customers can bring in up to two pounds of documents to shred for free in any Office Depot/OfficeMax store location. Follow this link and look for the coupon: Officedepot.com/tax You can also try this direct link: http://www.officedepot.com/fm/files/od/promo/2015/w7/tax/shreddingc.pdf . I know 2 pounds may not seem like a lot but it's certainly a step in the right direction so get out there and Shred those old tax documents it's time to make room for some new junk!
And my ultimate favorite:
Hard Rock Cafe - Talk about ending on a high note. Hard Rock is offering free Burgers to those willing to take their issues with "Tax Day" to the stage and Sing for their Supper! This April 15th, guests who visit select Hard Rock Cafe locations across the country and sing a song on the cafe stage will receive a free Local Legendary Burger.
I'm sure this will be quite entertaining. Naturally, please confirm that these promotions still exist before you rush in with expectations of free or discounted goods. And please leave any other suggestions or leads to "Tax Day" deals in my comment box! Thanks.
Happy Tax Day!
Unfortunately, I won't have time to get anything today. I'll be working on my taxes until the bitter end!
LOL. Just kidding! It's Martini Time!