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    IRS this tax season has not been very kind to me.... Filed May 7th perfect return no issues, then they post on their site that I would be getting my return on June 19th.... well now Status is Processing again. So I decide to call the infinite loop (aka their offices) 1 hr later an agent with an attitude tells me my return is on hold pending verification LOL... Thats just BS. Im not the only one that has had major Delays with taxes. IRS is a joke this year... dont they know I wanna buy my new mac already LOL Send them Taxes Uncle Sam!

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    Insane! Not too shocking though!

    What new Mac are you after?

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    Quote Originally Posted by macjuicy23 View Post
    So I decide to call the infinite loop...
    I know what you were referring to when you said "infinite loop". But since we are on an Apple/Macintosh related forum...don't forget the the term "Infinite Loop" can be confusing...because "Infinite Loop" is also the address of the corporate offices of Apple Computer:

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    Cupertino, CA 95014
    408.996.1010

    Sorry to hear about the tax return issues...hopefully things will conclude shortly. Be thankful you're not getting audited!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    I know what you were referring to when you said "infinite loop". But since we are on an Apple/Macintosh related forum...don't forget the the term "Infinite Loop" can be confusing...because "Infinite Loop" is also the address of the corporate offices of Apple Computer:

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    1 Infinite Loop
    Cupertino, CA 95014
    408.996.1010

    Sorry to hear about the tax return issues...hopefully things will conclude shortly. Be thankful you're not getting audited!

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    I was thinking the same thing when I saw his post but said nothing! Glad you did just in case. Apples address is quite well known for sure!

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    I've heard about the IRS, makes our HM revenue and customs look like a walk in the park

    The BBC do a program called From our own correspondent, basically all the BBC foreign correspondents do a bit about daily life in their countries, from the hairdresser in Italy to a local in Libya trying to restart tourism to Roman ruins. One thing the departing US correspondent said he would never miss about the USA was the tax return, otherwise he thought the USA was great, but the tax system was his biggest nightmare
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    I know what you were referring to when you said "infinite loop". But since we are on an Apple/Macintosh related forum...don't forget the the term "Infinite Loop" can be confusing...because "Infinite Loop" is also the address of the corporate offices of Apple Computer:

    Apple
    1 Infinite Loop
    Cupertino, CA 95014
    408.996.1010

    Sorry to hear about the tax return issues...hopefully things will conclude shortly. Be thankful you're not getting audited!

    - Nick
    Was thinking that while I typed it LMAO you guys and gals here have eagle eyes! lol

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    As a former US resident now living in the beautiful country of Canada, I have some insight on the differences regarding taxes here that I could pontificate on, but as it's a very dull subject I'll summarize heavily (the 1040-EZ version you might say!):

    USA: The whole tax system is of course weighted in favour of people who are not you unless you are a oil-producing baby-making factory or farmer. At the higher income levels it gets quite complex, but for poor people it's actually very easy (the 1040-EZ and 1040-A forms are fairly painless). One thing I've noticed over the years is that people who didn't earn enough to pay (income) taxes used to get a modest refund -- that seems to have gone by the wayside somewhere along the way. There are LOADS of exemptions and exceptions for your clever account to find if you can afford him or her.

    In my experience, the IRS is actually pretty pleasant to deal with most of the time (their telephone service isn't great, but I happened to have lived near a branch office). They were flexible with me a few years back when I couldn't pay all of my taxes at once and have generally been helpful when I've encountered them. Refunds (when you get them) take FOREVER to show up if you file in April.

    CANADA: The tax forms are so byzantine that it makes the US forms look like a putt-putt golf course in terms of difficulty. The complexity pretty much precludes normal people doing their own taxes, so everyone I've met here so far gets an accountant friend or professional to do them in my experience. But since that means they're generally done correctly, refunds are FAST -- just a week or so in my experience, even if you file late. I can't resist adding that although we get universal healthcare and some other benefits of our "socialist" society (hahaha), tax rates aren't really much different -- in fact they are slightly lower. Isn't that interesting.

    Comparison of Canadian and US federal tax rates for 2011 The Dragon Well

    I've been told many times (though luckily have no first-hand experience) that Revenue Canada is much less pleasant to deal with if you're in arrears or have problems with your taxes than the IRS (but is also less able to completely ruin your life) -- they are officious, uncaring, bureaucratic and generally Vogon-like, apparently. For most citizens, however, the taxes are a quickly-dealt-with annual nuisance that requires a trip to the accountant but after that is done.

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    The only civilians I've met that are more paranoid than the IRS CISA's are the DEA folks. The armed IRS folks have no humor whatsoever. Good luck with your return MJ. I'm sure everything will work out, albeit slowly.
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    IRS this tax season has not been very kind to me.... Filed May 7th perfect return no issues, then they post on their site that I would be getting my return on June 19th.... well now Status is Processing again.
    Well, considering the deadline to file taxes this year was April 17. Did you file for an extension first? Getting behind the power curve with the IRS on the get go is not a good idea.

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    this is why I only work for cash pay.. no taxes filed and i try not to pay sales tax as much as possible too. this government is way to corrupt and Illinois is at the top of the list just short of washington dc

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    As much to say, even though we are one of the highest tax paying citizens in the world, where we pay a tax on a tax, $37,001 - $80,000..........$3,572 plus 32.5c for each $1 over $37,000 for the average joe, our tax people are easy to work with, and everyone receives there tax return 2 weeks after being lodged, unless u are getting audited. They even encourage people to put there own in making the online tax return easy to understand and fill out. The % of people doing it this way is getting higher each year, especially now in hard times and the average tax agent charges $155. Even if we do it ourself online, its a guaranteed 2 week turn around. I usually get mine within 9 days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G4 ibookboy View Post
    this is why I only work for cash pay.. no taxes filed and i try not to pay sales tax as much as possible too. this government is way to corrupt and Illinois is at the top of the list just short of washington dc
    So by breaking the law and not declaring your income and not paying sales tax, you're adding to the corruption that exists? I'm sure the honest tax payers that reside in Illinois are very happy to carry the burden for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G4 ibookboy View Post
    this is why I only work for cash pay.. no taxes filed and i try not to pay sales tax as much as possible too. this government is way to corrupt and Illinois is at the top of the list just short of washington dc
    Starve the beast; repeal the 16th. LOL

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    i get no benefit by paying taxes, i have no problems paying sales tax to wisconsin or michigan but illinois makes me want to puke...

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    Quote Originally Posted by G4 ibookboy View Post
    i get no benefit by paying taxes
    You sure about that?
    Since you're using the term "taxes," I assume you are referring to all forms of taxes removed from your pay, which means the sidewalk you walk on, the street lights that let you see at night, the garbage programs each city offers so that your neighborhood doesn't turn into a dump, schools, community programs, hospital care, police protection, would ALL be nonexistent. Each tax is obviously used for different functions, but people are too incompetent to know the ramifications of their actions now-a-days.

    So, next time you you walk on a sidewalk, drive on a paved street, see a hardworking garbage man picking up your garbage, thank your neighbor.
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