Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Paying the President

So, tonight I was working on our tax file, you know I procrastinate until the night before our appointment even though every year I swear I will have my spreadsheets populated monthly, receipts collated according to property, etc, etc, etc.  So, in walks Matthew wanting to know what I am doing.  I explain that I am getting all of our personal and business tax information together.  He wants to know why, so I explain that we pay taxes to the government on any money we make.  What are taxes for he asks.  I explain that taxes pay for A LOT of things like the soldiers that keep us safe.  He seemed satisfied and walked away.

A few minutes later he returned and asked,  "Mama, how much money do you have to pay the president?"  I lost him when I attempted to explain that for every dollar we earn we have to pay at least 25 cents in taxes.