Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either. . . . Albert Einstein.
This would be true of
The Pudd and Army of The Puddettes the writer’s of yet another Briley bashing blog, The Big Bombshell. I wont link it here, because it is, well its complete and utter bull.
That being said, I will tell you in one of their most recent posts they (think) they made a Big Reveal in regards to Jon and I , stating we had not paid our taxes since 2007. While that is only in part true, they didnt quite tell the entire truth. Guess that was not as hit worthy as the partial twisted tales they spin.
The truth is far less salacious, and Ive told it many times. It is nothing I am ashamed of, and nothing I try to hide.
- We moved to Ohio in September of 2006. Labor Day weekend to be exact. In Ohio they have state and city taxes. Since we moved into the city limits we were required to pay city income taxes. Im not all together sure if all cities in Ohio have city taxes, but its probably safe to assume they do.
So we filed our taxes for 2006 at the beginning of 2007, including city taxes. Then we get a notice back from the city that we owe for the entire year of 2006 when we only lived here around three and a half months. In actuality they were trying to make us pay city taxes on income we had not earned while living in this city. . . WE REFUSED TO AND STILL REFUSE TO DO SO.
Because of this refusal, we got taken to court. It got continued and every year since it has been ‘continued’ as I absolutely refuse to pay this city one cent more than they deserve.
Every year we actuality paid our city taxes but did not include the original amount they assessed us for the year of 2006. Therefore it shows up as a non payment. This means every year we get popped for it, every year we dont pay it, and every year we go to court. I suspect we will go again this year, if past years are any indication.
And yes, every year I get included on this even though Im not working because in this town, even if you draw zero income for the year, you must file city income taxes with a big zero in all the boxes. If not, they take you to court for not filing and you get assessed court fees. Learned that the hard way too.
Every year I file and every year I put big zeros in the boxes. . I know it makes no sense to have to file taxes for zero income. Dont have to do that for Federal or state, but God bless Hooterville. It is as backwards as it is small.
Its really just become the principle of the matter. We always pay our fair share but will NOT under any circumstances pay more because elected official thinks we should. I am so unyielding on this that if need be I will sit my ass in county lockup. I do not think it will ever come to that, but I am prepared. Right is right and what they think we should do is WRONG.
So there you have it. The truth. Not as glamorous as Willie Nelson’s tax whoas, but the truth none the less. Im almost embarrassed for anyone who read The Puds lies and didnt think past the lines written. IF it had been federal taxes we avoided paying, Im pretty sure we would have already been in prison.
There really is one born every minute.
The tweet I did about tax law? The one referenced in the bombshell blog .. I believe if Im remembering correctly it was in regards to Caylee’s Fund and how/if they could get extensions because I signed up for the email for when it filed its taxes and never (to this day) received anything.