Friday, April 11, 2008

Paying a fee to pay taxes!! No Way!!!!

Do you ever get annoyed when you purchase tickets for a sporting event or concert and have to pay a hefty fee to Ticketmaster?  OK, Ticketmaster does provide a service since the only other way to get tickets is to go to the venue.  But, paying a fee to pay taxes?  No way!  Here is what happened.  Since I live in New York and work in New Jersey I must pay an estimated tax each quarter to NY.  At the end of the year I can deduct the NJ state tax from my NY State obligation.  For years, every quarter, I pay an estimated tax by simply filling out the proper form, affixing a postage stamp, and sending it in.  This year I was told that there is an electronic way of paying which makes it easier.  I was ready to pay my $1000 estimated tax to NY State tonight and found out that there is a $25 fee to pay online!  No way.  I just printed out the form and am mailing it in the old fashioned way.

2 comments:

wapp1035 said...

Good for you, Bruce! It's time we stood up to the "MAN" and say enough!! I am sick and tired of endless fees and taxes. There is so much corruption in unions and other businesses it's sickening. I'm with you on this. The cost of a postage stamp (which by the way is also going up in May) is the way to go here.

I commend you for an excellent graphic along with your memo.

May I suggest a light cocktail before retiring to bed tonight? I have a feeling you will have an intense day tomorrow. I hope your team wins.

bucknelludad said...

In the summer of '77 the NY Times had a full page ad:
Neil Diamond at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium --tickets on sale Monday morning!

When I got to the stadium on Monday, I (and others) found a sign on the box office window: Neil Diamond tickets sold only through Ticketron.
Bought them on Main St. Flushing -- with an added service charge per ticket.

 
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