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Can’t talk. Doing taxes.

My taxes aren’t onerous, as you might imagine, but it’s always nerve wracking to interact with government.

I love the chummy “tell us about you.” Oh HMRC, I like barbecue and long walks on the beach. And puppies.

I have actually come to a screeching halt because it asked me for a line item from my P60. I haven’t the faintest fucking idea what a P60 is, but I guess it’s something the accounts people send me. I take pretty good notes every year in self defense and I don’t see any mention of a P60.

I’ve sent payroll a note.


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: January 24, 2023, 9:46 pm

Not that hard, Sweasel…

P60 is a statement of tax paid.


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: January 24, 2023, 10:29 pm

And now for something completely different!

The Curtiss-Wright P-60 was a not very successful single engine fighter aircraft of the early 1940s. They tried multiple models, one of which had a counter-rotating propellor, another a huge 16-cylinder Chrysler inverted V engine.

Planned production was largely canceled in favor of the P-51 Mustang, superior in every way.

So mediocre was this aircraft that nobody bothered to give it a nickname.

Comment from Teej
Time: January 25, 2023, 1:19 am

I have a guy do my taxes, and I still get chest-clutching “I’m coming to join you Elizabeth!” moments. Taxes reek.

Uncle Al: heh heh.

Comment from tomfrompv
Time: January 25, 2023, 3:41 am

Is there a UK version of TurboTax? Could not live without it. I even bought a new computer when I discovered Turbo would no longer run on my old one.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: January 25, 2023, 11:41 am

We’ve nearly reached the old joke form of
“1) Fill in your income on line A”
“2) Write a check for that amount and send it to the IRS.”

We use the 10w40EZ lube oil form now with the standard deduction since they generously helped themselves to our income us by eliminating all those things that used to be deductible.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 25, 2023, 5:43 pm

I don’t know if there’s another way to send them in, but the online forms are fairly self-explanatory.

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