‘Stupid Tax’

Remember those property taxes I’ve talked about before? … those were due in March and then again in August, oh and they’re due again in November!

Did I get that right?

My property taxes are paid in three yearly instalments. Since I stopped the bank in February I have missed two payments. I am not a person to pay my bills late so how could this be?

Well… the taxation office was addressing the letters to my name @ rural region @ city. If you have half a brain you realize that the mail is never going to get anywhere because the postoffice will have no idea where in this rural region I actually live… like… what road and what number. Since the taxation office does know what property they are taxing me for this is a REALLY stupid mistake on their behalf. It is also really stupid of me to not look into this and get a concrete due date after switching from paying it through the bank!

I must now send off $435.94 in property taxes that I don’t have (yet).  Now it would be really awesome if my emergency fund was fully funded, but alas it only contains $405.00… close enough, I can come up with the other $50 bucks but it’s still sour that I’m now going into winter with a depleted emergency fund.

But hey…. at least the bills are paid.


I hope I am not the only person who’s done stupid stuff like this… do you ever read Dave Ramsey’s page where people post stories of their ‘stupid tax’? This is a pretty classic example of stupid tax, literally and figuratively! Tell me yours!

Published by Renée

I write about my life, travel and my financial up and downs on my blog, Nickel By Nickel, while contradicting myself daily. ;)

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