Saturday, January 24, 2015

Death and taxes...and government...

     I've heard it said that nothing is certain in this world but death and taxes. I always thought that was a pretty broad statement, because while everybody is going to die, not everybody is going to pay taxes. And there are a few other things that I know for certain, but it would take more space than I'm giving this post to list them, and besides, I just wanted to address one of the certainties of the afore mentioned taxes.

     The Department of Revenue shut down a business in Hagerstown this week because it didn't pay its taxes. Whatever the circumstances were leading up to the closure, one thing is certain. If you own a business, the government has first dibs on your money. What ever type of taxes you were supposed to be collecting for them, they want. If you haven't been paid by a customer, or if you had some unexpected expenses in your business and come up a little short, the government still wants to be first. Even if your kids have to go hungry, or you miss a payment to a supplier or the bank, the government still gets its share first.

     If you own a business, that's just the way it is.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rex, I enjoy reading your blogs. I am Oakley Paul's granddaughter and Joe Paul's daughter. I like reading the stories about Millville and people that I remember from when I stayed at Oakley and Dorothy's house.

10:34 AM  
Blogger Rex Bell said...

Thanks Lora! I remember Oakley well. Helped him hook jimpson weeds out of his soybean fields on occasion.

1:55 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Yeah death ration with taxes is the same so i think Government need to put some effort to maintain the taxes in a low rate.Nice work done on this blog, its really very interesting and informative.However if you want to to know more about Taxes and their policies so side a look on tanner mainstain.

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