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Saturday, January 08, 2011

Income Tax



One thing I have not expected when I inquired about my salary for the end of December was getting below the usual amount of my salary. I put back my ATM card to the slot of the machine to recheck after an hour. Yet, I was given the same account balance for the second time. Then, I remembered the advice months back through our email about the possible adjustment in our income tax.

I sent text message to an office mate and asked about her salary. She replied she was also wondering why she received lower salary despite reporting for work during holidays. Last night, upon reporting for work, I read an email sent by our HR Department. It was a confirmation about our tax adjustment.

Gosh! Not the right timing after the expenses just right after the Christmas and New Year. I just consoled myself it is alright it is not my money anymore. For those officemates of mine who received tax credits they my have an upbeat mood.

Paying taxes may not be welcome to some but like I told my nephew it is part of growing up. We have responsibility not only to ourselves, our families and friends but most importantly to our country. I told him he should to be proud of himself as he is now a citizen that helps build his nation. He had his first job September last year after college graduation. He got lucky he was hired after second attempt of job hunting.

12 comments:

delightfullness said...

lucky nephew....I should start mine also ♥ and be a responsible citizen..paying taxes (ughhh)

Stephaine said...

I ad my things about taxes as well.. I feel so betrayed before that I am paying my tax while this big shark biz people dont.. but then thanks for reminding me that at least I'm doing my party its up to them to do it as well...

the next time I have a job I will put in mind what you have just taught me...

Multibrand said...

Hi JP,
Paying tax always bring mixed feelings.
On the one hand we are aware that it is an obligation to our country.
But on the other hand we would be afraid that the tax money would not be used properly.
Thank you for sharing.

Jolly Princess said...

@delightfullness – You will, soon as you get a job after you become a full time nurse. @Stephaine – I am glad I am able to share something. Btw- my parents were the ones benefited by the taxes I had been paying. They got citizen discounts. @Multibrand – It is alright. Each one of us has our own duties. We will not be answerable for someone else misdemeanour.

Dai Ning Li said...

Being an accountant, I understand the plight of every paying employee. If only there is such a thing as TAX LOAN, I shall be the first one to avail on it! ;') hahaha

Jean said...

Great subject but I can't post with knowledge. Hope to learn.
Love you!
Jean

situsonline said...

I often pay taxes to the state, but the taxes that I have provided already in the dining corruptor

Ryan said...

Unfortunately taxes are one of lifes unpleasant certainties. Hope it won't affect you too badly.

Jolly Princess said...

@Dai Ning Li-Tax loan would be a great idea. (lol) So both of us are accountants by profession. @Jean - Welcome back to bloggers world my friend. I am glad to see your smiling face again.:)

Country Mouse Studio said...

what a bad time of year to find that out, hope this works out okay for you.cencisr

Jolly Princess said...

@situsonline - Before, I entertained same kind of thoughts. But now I would tell myself. Let them be responsible for their actions. As long as I am doing my duty I would feel fine. @Ryan - I was not affected that much. My less spending last Christmas and New saved me from borrowing money from my friends. (lol)

Jolly Princess said...

@Country Mouse Studio - It is alright friend. I spent wisely during the Holidays. I hope you are feeling much better now.

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