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luigi49

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How much did you give
« on: April 15, 2014, 12:25:20 PM »
to Uncle Sam this year?  I paid 5k for mine and I am pissed. 

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Re: How much did you give
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2014, 12:27:46 PM »
I paid about $1600 to the Canadian government. However, I got pretty good "value for my money" as I was hospitalized for a week last summer with Meningitis, which didn't cost me anything.

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Re: How much did you give
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2014, 01:01:12 PM »
We are two former teachers who accumulated a bunch of real estate, retired at 29, spent some time traveling the world full time and are now settled with two kids.
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Roland of Gilead

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Re: How much did you give
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2014, 01:13:22 PM »
Stock trading generates a lot of taxes:

https://twitter.com/lx21/status/455122036377911296/photo/1

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Re: How much did you give
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2014, 01:30:47 PM »
Stock trading generates a lot of taxes:

https://twitter.com/lx21/status/4551...911296/photo/1

Link is broken (ellipses in the middle killed it).
We are two former teachers who accumulated a bunch of real estate, retired at 29, spent some time traveling the world full time and are now settled with two kids.
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Roland of Gilead

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Re: How much did you give
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2014, 01:51:41 PM »
Stock trading generates a lot of taxes:

https://twitter.com/lx21/status/4551...911296/photo/1

Link is broken (ellipses in the middle killed it).

Oops, fixed it thanks.

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Re: How much did you give
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2014, 05:58:18 PM »
We owed about $18,000 to the USA and about $6,000 to our state. We should owe more, in my opinion, but what are you going to do.

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Re: How much did you give
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2014, 06:12:01 PM »
We are about the same as Garth, which I considered a bargain.

Paying taxes doesn't make me mad.  Crazy antics of politicians which waste said money makes me mad.  We get a lot for what we pay, IMO. And. Being in the US, that doesn't even include healthcare.  I mean, just having such awesome roads to drive on is worth a good chunk! 

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Re: How much did you give
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2014, 06:50:01 PM »
I paid 8% effective rate mainly because I don't make a lot and got a bunch of saver credits. I used to live in a shitty country so I don't mind paying taxes to live in this beautiful, safe and prosperous one!

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Re: How much did you give
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2014, 06:50:29 PM »
$213

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Re: How much did you give
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2014, 07:04:16 PM »
Give?  Not sure that's the best word to describe taxes.

+1. I thought this was a charity thread.

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Re: How much did you give
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2014, 08:13:05 PM »
Garth and Mayday WOW.   

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Re: How much did you give
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2014, 09:17:46 PM »
About $28,000 in federal and $4,000 in state taxes. Probably going to be closer to $50,000 for this year.. ouch!

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Re: How much did you give
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2014, 10:41:35 PM »
I'm not gonna say how much we paid in total, but we had to give back an additional 8K to Uncle Sam this year.  I've never had a bill that damn high before (but, of course, I can't really be complaining).