By Susan Harper
I paid my quarterly taxes last week – having remembered the deadline (by a miracle) one day ahead -- and thought about how ironic it is that before I retired, back when I still had a decent memory, I only had to worry about taxes once a year, on April 15th, and there were glaring reminders all around me that it was Tax Day! But now, when I could reasonably be expected to have a few memory problems here and there, now and then, or even more often – now I have to pay “Estimated Taxes” every three months -- with no glaring reminders, no front-page news stories, no libraries full of tax forms, no conversations everywhere about taxes. It’s awful. It’s scary, too. I think the government should send me reminder notices.
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