Friday, April 13, 2012

Daily State Taxes

“Pay your taxes with a smile unless, of course, they insist on cash.”*

State tax aficionados (yes, there are some – particularly in the legislature and the governor’s Dept. of Finance) tend to watch the daily inflows of income tax in April which is the big tax month.  Right now, total income tax receipts for the current fiscal year are almost exactly where they were at this time last year.  

Of course, people who owe taxes tend to mail in their returns at the deadline (which is April 17 this year because the 15th is Sunday and there is a holiday in DC which moved the federal deadline to Tuesday).  Even after the 17th, it takes time for the tax clerks to open the envelopes.  So the big surge has yet to come.  However, you can be a daily tax aficionado, too, at:

*Quote attributed to Arthur Godfrey – who will be known only to old timers and who can be seen above and below.

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