Are you giving the IRS an interest free loan?

How is it already February 8? I feel like I just wrote an entry two days ago. Well, I want to thank everyone who sent suggestions for blog topics. I got lots of suggestions from clients, friends and through my email. The winner of the Kill-a-Watt energy monitor is Amy from CT. Congrats Amy. I’ll get it out to you ASAP.

On to more important matters. Now, I try not to get huffy on the blog but I think tonight I have to rant a bit. It’s tax time so not only am I preparing tax returns for my clients but a lot of people talk taxes with me. Friends, family, acquaintances, you name it. People talk money with me in general. It’s the nature of the profession. I know there are a lot of people out there who are struggling to pay their bills each month and are racking up credit card debt. Then there same people are getting THOUSANDS of dollars back in tax refunds. Are you kidding? Seriously? Why are you giving the IRS an interest free loan?