Joel Stein did his taxes four times (whatever, Mike Dang did his three), and shares what he made and what he paid: •$399,101 in income (money earned for doing stuff) •$19,073 in dividends (money paid out to shareholders) •$1,312 in capital gains (money from increase in value of something you own, like stock or property or whatever) •$11,902 in refunds (which must be money from state returns that he wrote off last year? This seems to be some complicated rich person thing) For a grand total of: $431,388 He paid $127,826 in taxes and got a refund $469. In related news, Joel Stein is a rich person.
I was walking home from work the other day when I realized that it had finally happened. I had reached the day where I couldn’t reasonably put off doing my taxes any longer. That got me thinking, how many other jerks are in the same boat? So, in an almost perverse fit of procrastination, I started digging around online for somedata. Instead of, you know, firing up TurboTax.
LADY ON THE PHONE: Is this Ester? ME: Yes? Subtext: Unless you have anything stressful to tell me.
It's easier to spend $100 than to get $100. How did you get your last hundred dollars back, Rebecca Rindler?