General Non-Fiction posted February 17, 2019

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It's tax time!

It All Adds Up

by Brigitte Elko

It's that time of year!
Rummaging through all the receipts and paperwork and compiling them into neat little stacks is a daunting task that needs to be done. The IRS is waiting to hear from you and hoping to fill its bank to the hilt while you are a waiting for a nice hearty refund check.
Preliminary work done, you sit down and start the process. Oh, my goodness is your thought. Deductions are your primary concern but hard to come by. Claim this, toss that, write on the proper line the amount that is valid.
After scrutinizing all the liabilities and assets in the proper columns, the time has come to add it all up.
Hesitating, it's time for the fateful tally. Lifting the pen and clacking the keys on the calculator, it all adds up.
"What?" you yell out. "No refund?" You tell yourself, "This can't be. Let's do it again."
The second time around, it all adds up. You owe !!

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Asking For It
Cut the Cord
State of My Head
How Did You Love
It All Adds Up
Thick as Thieves
Black Cadillac

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This time of year can be stressful because taxes have to be filed in a timely manner. April 15th is the day.
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