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It's "Tax Freedom Day" in Canada

Postby stomperrob » Mon Jun 21, 2004 3:21 pm

This is an annual event to celebrate one of the most taxed countries in the free world. Tax watchdogs calculate what percentage of our yearly wages go to the government in various taxes and from that calculate how many days it takes to pay our tax burden before we can actually pocket our money were we to pay all our taxes up front. Well this year, it took until yesterday to pay all our taxes, in effect every dime we earned up until then went to the goverment - starting today, what we earn is ours.
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Postby Urge » Mon Jun 21, 2004 3:52 pm

Damn, it was like 2 months ago in the US.
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Postby LBJackal » Mon Jun 21, 2004 4:12 pm

I don't make much money (partly because one of my jobs is under the table) so I don't get charged too much for taxes..........but once I'm done school and in the "real world" it's gonna hurt to see how much the government takes :~(

I think that more taxes, if spent properly, are a good thing though. It's a shame so much of it goes to waste..........if only I were the PM........... :-b
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Postby Rkiivs » Mon Jun 21, 2004 4:30 pm

LBJackal wrote:I don't make much money (partly because one of my jobs is under the table) so I don't get charged too much for taxes..........but once I'm done school and in the "real world" it's gonna hurt to see how much the government takes :~(

I think that more taxes, if spent properly, are a good thing though. It's a shame so much of it goes to waste..........if only I were the PM........... :-b


If I could give one word of advice, LBJ, then IRA would be it. Put it into the ol' IRA so that 1)it's not taxable until you use it 2)it lowers your taxable income.
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Mon Jun 21, 2004 4:42 pm

Congrats to all of our friends North of the border on their new found freedom... ;-D

Now get your government to use some of the tax money to warm the air in the winter...before you send it down to us... :-b
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Postby Madison » Mon Jun 21, 2004 11:37 pm

But your healthcare is free. :-D

I'd rather keep my money and treat my own colds. ;-)
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Jun 22, 2004 12:37 am

Then you break an arm and you're screwed. Not to mention what happens if you need major surgery for something.......... :-o A lot of people in my family would be screwed if not for free health care.
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Postby Urge » Tue Jun 22, 2004 1:11 am

I get free healthcare from the company I work for. Free for the whole family even.
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Postby Madison » Tue Jun 22, 2004 1:23 am

LBJackal wrote:Then you break an arm and you're screwed. Not to mention what happens if you need major surgery for something.......... :-o A lot of people in my family would be screwed if not for free health care.


Broken arm=$700
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Still cheaper than paying taxes. B-)
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Jun 22, 2004 1:47 am

Not all tax money goes to health care. With those injuries you'd be a lot better off to have paid for insurance/national health care which costs money up front.
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