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Date: Apr 21 2005


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On April 15th of every year, Americans have to file their taxes with the IRS. Some people do theirs early and others wait until the last minute to file.
Steph and Kyle are talking about taxes now. Listen in on their conversation.


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Steph:  Did you file your taxes yet?

Kyle:  Not yet. I actually filled ’em out, but I still have to take them to the post office.

Steph:  Oh, yeah? When are you gonna do that? You’ve got two days left.

Kyle:  I think I’m gonna do that tonight. I need to make some photocopies first.

Steph:  Oh yeah. I totally need to do that, too. I filled out my forms but I’m gonna re-fill ‘em out tonight.

Kyle:  Are yours easy this year or more difficult?

Steph:  They were kind of difficult. I had some things to write off and I didn’t exactly have the receipts that I needed.

Kyle:  Aah, see mine were easy. I only worked three months last year.

Steph:  Oh man. You’re so lucky! I worked a lot more than that, so…

Kyle:  Yeah. Last year was a lot of play. But not much money, but easy taxes, too.

Steph:  Oh. That’s cool. Well, good luck mailing them out tomorrow. It sounds like it’s gonna be easy for you.

Kyle:  It should.



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Pretty much everyone has to file taxes. Throughout the year, your employer takes money out of your paycheck. At the end of the year, you either get some money back or you have to pay.
I wish that I didn’t have to pay taxes, but I know the money is helping me and others. What does tax money do? It builds roads, libraries and schools. It also helps pay for police and firefighters.
In the end, I guess it’s worth it. But for now, it’s just a big headache!
See you! Have a great weekend!



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In Taiwan, we were obligated to file our taxes before the deadline of May 31th.   Recently, we can report income imformations through forms or networks.  Plus, there is a more convenient way to do it:  we can go to the Revenue Services personally and show the tax collectors our  identification card and signet, and the total annual income imformation will be shown up and acquired.

In the opposite vision, I prefer to pay taxes in the end of the year.  Because of that when you will receive taxes refund, it means you paid too much taxes in advance and you must have been lost interest or have less money to invest in others.  Everyone doesn't like pay taxes, and so do I.Cry

12:01 PM Oct 24 2007 |

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