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    Re: Have you ever voluntarily pay more taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Is this even legal?
    Yep, you can voluntarily pay more.
    In fact some people do.

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    Although you have to pay this outside of your IRS taxes.
    It's considered a donation.
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    Re: Have you ever voluntarily pay more taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Yep, you can voluntarily pay more.
    In fact some people do.

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    Although you have to pay this outside of your IRS taxes.
    It's considered a donation.
    You mean like a charitable donation?
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    Re: Have you ever voluntarily pay more taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    You mean like a charitable donation?
    I don't think so no.
    It's considered a gift, but not a charitable donation.
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    Re: Have you ever voluntarily pay more taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I don't think so no.
    It's considered a gift, but not a charitable donation.
    Well there you go right there --- more people aren't donating because they cannot use the donation as a tax write off.
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    Re: Have you ever voluntarily pay more taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Is that even legal? I don't remember the option on any of my tax forms.

    I'd be willing to pay extra in taxes, and I think that taxes need to be raised across the board, but that's a bit of an empty platitude for someone with no prospects of future employment.
    You can pay more thoughout the year on your w9 or you can not file to get a refund, and I have done the later. If you are required to file and are due a refund, but refuse to take it then the IRS credits your account which means they'll still owe you the money in the future. Not taking your refund will just look like a debt on the government books, so you really aren't helping the debt by refusing to take money they rightfully owe to you... so in essence people are ignorant in suggesting anybody do this to pay down the deficit.

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    Re: Have you ever voluntarily pay more taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Well there you go right there --- more people aren't donating because they cannot use the donation as a tax write off.
    Kinda defeats the purpose of the gift in the first place though.
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    Re: Have you ever voluntarily pay more taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Kinda defeats the purpose of the gift in the first place though.
    Well, for me personally - when has the government ever given me a gift of money that wasn't already earned by me? Never. So unless there's something in it for me, why gift money to a government that's historically shown irresponsibility with money. It's like giving crack to a crack whore who just wants a few EE bonds. yeah... right.
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    Re: Have you ever voluntarily pay more taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Well, for me personally - when has the government ever given me a gift of money that wasn't already earned by me? Never. So unless there's something in it for me, why gift money to a government that's historically shown irresponsibility with money. It's like giving crack to a crack whore who just wants a few EE bonds. yeah... right.
    giving the federal government more money is akin to giving an alcoholic money to buy more booze

    better to give the money to a private organization that tries to get drunks to stay clean and sober



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    Re: Have you ever voluntarily pay more taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Well, for me personally - when has the government ever given me a gift of money that wasn't already earned by me? Never. So unless there's something in it for me, why gift money to a government that's historically shown irresponsibility with money. It's like giving crack to a crack whore who just wants a few EE bonds. yeah... right.
    Oh I understand.
    I'm saying that making it tax deductible would be dumb and not really any better than just paying your regular taxes.
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    Re: Have you ever voluntarily pay more taxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Oh I understand.
    I'm saying that making it tax deductible would be dumb and not really any better than just paying your regular taxes.
    Perhaps... I used to think that using Llama's as a tax shelter wasn't too bright either but apparently I was wrong.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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