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Fri Aug 3, 2012, 03:14 PM

Hey, Mitt! Wasn't April 15th MONTHS ago? Where's your 2011 tax return?

I think a point brought up by progressivebydesign in another thread deserves an OP
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=1068356

I understand there can be extensions to the tax deadline, but Jesus Christmas, how long does it take? It's August already! Aren't you done yet, for pete's sake?

Aren't you retired? Wouldn't that make things a little bit simpler? Or maybe be a job creator and hire a little more manpower to help the peons/////people who do the dirty work of figuring out your taxes?

Ordinary American rule of thumb: if it takes you over seven months to figure out your taxes, you are evading taxes. It may be legalized evasion, but it's still dirty money.

Stop skipping and pay your share of the damn tab.

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Reply Hey, Mitt! Wasn't April 15th MONTHS ago? Where's your 2011 tax return? (Original post)
JHB Aug 2012 OP
Fresh_Start Aug 2012 #1
rfranklin Aug 2012 #2
JHB Aug 2012 #4
Fresh_Start Aug 2012 #5
The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 2012 #3
JHB Aug 2012 #6
HopeHoops Aug 2012 #7
JHB Aug 2012 #8
HopeHoops Aug 2012 #9

Response to JHB (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 03:16 PM

1. 2011 tax returns were due 3+ months ago not 15 nt

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Response to Fresh_Start (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 03:19 PM

2. You just failed reading comprehension...

 

Mitt actually filed for an extension until October.

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Response to Fresh_Start (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 03:21 PM

4. April 15 is usually tax day...

...though a weekend or some other factor can sometimes adjust that. I forget if that was the case this year.

I adjusted the Subject line to avoid people associating the 15 with the wrong item when reading it.

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Response to JHB (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 03:22 PM

5. thanks, the th makes it clearer nt

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 03:20 PM

3. If you file for an automatic extension your tax returns are due on October 15.

However, you still have to pay any taxes you estimate are due by April 15, and they'll ding you for interest if you don't pay enough when you file your return in October.

Mittens' returns aren't due until 10/15, and I'm sure they won't be sent in a second before. Just like anybody else who's ever done that (including me). Also, getting an extension doesn't mean you are hiding anything or trying to evade paying taxes. It might be something as simple as some missing paperwork. I had to do it a couple years ago because I'd lost a W-2 and couldn't get it replaced fast enough. Millions of people get automatic extensions; it's no big deal.

Even in Mittens' case it's probably nothing nefarious. What I'm much more interested in is the returns he's refusing to supply at all.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 03:25 PM

6. You aren't the one running for president...

...and he's given us no reason to be patient and understanding.

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 05:06 PM

7. Not fair. I'm still putting on extension. That's not uncommon.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 05:36 PM

8. When you run for president, I'll give you a hard time about it too...

...unless you've released several years of returns, say, 12 or whatever you showed to the guy who was vetting you for VP.

I understand that legally he has until October, and that's fine under most circumstances, but it's one of the paltry two returns he says he's going to release. You'd think running for president might be important enough to break routine a little and get it done sooner, but the man has his priorities, and the public ain't it.

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Response to JHB (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 10:24 AM

9. Hey, I've got an auditorium-size closet full of skeletons to go through BEFORE the tax returns.

 

There's no fucking WAY I'd run for a public office!!!

Besides, my tax returns aren't controversial. It's everything ELSE that is.

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