Some Good Cartoons if You’re Suffering from Post-Tax Return Traumatic Stress Disorder

International Liberty

For the past 30 or so years, I’ve done my own taxes by hand. I thought this was a good approach because it would help me better understand the practical challenges of the tax code.

But it’s time to confess that I broke down and used Turbotax for yesterday’s tax return.

It’s not that my financial affairs are complicated. I basically get my Cato salary and a bit of income from speeches and articles. But even that became too much of a challenge. The tipping point was the form for Health Savings Accounts. The IRS is yelling at me for how I filled out this form in past years, and I fear that I will be perpetually in their cross hairs without relying on a computer program to avoid mistakes.

To help me deal with yesterday’s traumatic experience, I’m sharing some very good cartoons.

We’ll start with one from Gary…

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4 responses

  1. I use TurboTax for my taxes. I always owe, thanks to the Social Security Administration not deducting enough on my SSI even though I fight with them every year to take out more. So this was a dark week made even darker by the events in Boston. Thanks for this post. Loved the cartoon.

    1. Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  2. A perfect share for a week wracked by darkness.

    1. I always think it’s better to laugh than cry 🙂

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