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Weekly Wrap Up (Mar. 21 - Mar. 27)


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Taxes, taxes, taxes, oh my :o 

I do believe my friends to the south have to have their taxes in by April 15th this year, and we up here in the Great White North have to have them in by April 30March 31. Thanks @Mikiesboyfor correcting this. No relief with Covid. I wonder what it would be like to have no taxes whatsoever like some countries in the world. No federal, no provincial/state, no sales tax, etc. I do have to admit that when I do mine and my dad's taxes every year it isn't that big of a deal. Mine are done, but Dad is now eligible for a bunch of credits and deductions that his dementia is so bad :(. So he is in a refund position without that, so I need to apply for all of that before I submit. Which is okay if you are getting a refund, no cut off. For some reason the government isn't too anxious to get your tax return if they owe you money :unsure: 

So do taxes stress you out? Do you have an accountant or do you go to a tax service? Do you do your own? For our members not in the US and Canada, what is your day of reckoning with your taxman? 

Well I guess I should bill the US and Canadian Governments for this PSA :gikkle:

So now what actually happened at the blog this week? Did we have any big surprises :o ? I hope you read each one dedicatedly each day :) 

Monday, Renee dropped in for Renee week, and was kind enough to bring us a fabulous review from @Parker Owens of our even more fabulous Review Team:

Wednesday, was the big reveal day for the Author Guess Who, brought to you by Renee :) :

Oh look, Renee was in on Thursday too :gikkle: with our Weekly Anthology Entry Revisited:

But you think that would be enough for her, but noooooo, she finished off the week with some big news about the upcoming Anthology and ones going forward. Make sure you read this very important notice!!

Finally we here at the GA New Bog convinced Renee to take a much deserved day off. Stepping in with another great Writing Tip was our Writing Tip Master, Comicality:

And let's not forget about our trooper day in and day out, Myr. He gave us a word each and every day to challenge our vocabulary skills. Honestly now, how many do you already know each week?

Ailurophile, Friable, Promulgate, Oblivion, Visceral, Napery, Pasquinade

Last thing that changes week to week to week is the story goals. How did we do last week?

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    Pot Luck Themes

    But Wait; There’s More     -     Through a Glass Darkly     -     Of Gods and Monsters     -     It Takes All Kinds     -     Darkness Falls

    Boys of the Hills     -     You Wouldn’t Understand     -     On the Beach     -     Great Balls of Fire     -     Laughter, the Best Medicine

    Ozark Rumors     -     The Tracks     -     National Park     -     The Warmest Color     -     A Visitation     -     New Moon

    Turn Back Time     -     Chiaroscuro     -     Jump Ship     -     King of Eighteen     -     Up!

     

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Don't forget.... Read, Write, and REVIEW!!!

 

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The US has extended its federal tax deadline to May 17th.  I know NY state has followed suit, as I'm sure other states have done too.  I had mine done at the beginning of this month by a financial service.  I've used them for a couple of years now and like it better than TurboTax.  I think it was especially important to have a professional do them this year due to all the changes last year.  I don't normally stress about getting them done, but this year I did because I wasn't sure I'd get a refund.  I thought I'd end up owing, but thankfully I didn't.  

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Even though the anthology deadline has been extended, it's never too early to send stories to the Proof Team!  There are plenty of themes to choose from, so if you haven't already, then start writing ;) 

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Encourage a new author to join in the anthologies, if you read their work too! It's a great way to get more exposure. :)

I do my own taxes, which can be a bear. I have a spouse, 2 kids, a house, 4 different revenues including 2 self-employment income streams with multiple sources of documentation, AND my husband works in a state that taxes income even though we live in a state that doesn't, so I have to file federal and state taxes. It can take HOURS. I'm usually a nightmare to all around me during those hours, but we've only had to pay once. Not this year. Take that, government! (I'm not uttering those specific acronym people, they're always watching! :ph34r: ) 

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i do our taxes.. they are fairly simple and we normally dont have to pay.  @wildone ... you scared me saying taxes had to be done by March 31 .. i looked it up though.. it's April 30, like normal.

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2 hours ago, Mikiesboy said:

i do our taxes.. they are fairly simple and we normally dont have to pay.  @wildone ... you scared me saying taxes had to be done by March 31 .. i looked it up though.. it's April 30, like normal.

Oops!!!
 

Honestly I’ve always done mine by March 31.  :unsure: My apologies for any heart attacks caused :( 

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1 hour ago, wildone said:

Oops!!!
 

Honestly I’ve always done mine by March 31.  :unsure: My apologies for any heart attacks caused :( 

no worries .. i keep forgetting about them.. and when i saw that.. i thought OMG!!  i have like seconds to get them done.. LOL   i really did squeak!  Haha. 

You're smart though, not putting it off. i will do that this year.. I'm off Thursday, so will do them!!

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