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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tax Amnesty: One More Day!

Posted by Andrew R Tonry on Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 1:56 AM

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In case you're like me and haven't filed taxes since, oh, I don't know, 2004, you probably want to take advantage of Oregon's Amnesty Program. Here's the thing: it ends tomorrow. Don't fret:

All you have to do is send in your application by Thursday, November 19th. The two page form is available here. Assuming it's accepted (and why wouldn't it be?) you'll have another two months to prepare your actual taxes.

The amnesty ought to save you (and me) a fortune*. And really, everybody wins: Oregon gets to pocket a little otherwise unexpected revenue as truants avoid some penalty. Unfortunately there's no way to send in an application online—so print that sucker out and get it postmarked NOW!**

*Terms are relative.
** Or move into a bus, pirate electricity, join an Anarchist collective, start scavenging dumpstered computer parts, bagels and spoiled wine, and make your living off the grid.

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