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Chapter 17. Death, Taxes, and Other Impo... > The Annual Tax Procrastinator's Ball - Pg. 184

Death, Taxes, and Other Important Stuff 184 Even local businesses get in on the act. According to news releases from the Postal Service (, festivities in recent years have included: · A Harrisburg, Pennsylvania post office welcomed taxpayers with the world's "Largest IRS Tax Loophole," composed of 1,040 red, white, and blue balloons in the shape of an arch. · The worst procrastinator in Charleston, West Virginia received a trophy from the Charleston Postmaster. · A local radio station broadcasting live from the San Francisco Processing and Distribution Center paid the taxes of one lucky listener. · The Leslie Gore tune, "It's My Party (and I'll Cry if I Want to)," rang out in the lobby of the Springfield, Illinois main post office on tax night courtesy of a local oldies radio station. A disc jockey handed out tax relief packages of Rolaids and aspirin to Springfield customers "Crying" along with Roy Orbison over their 1040s. Matter of Fact Taxes may be the last thing on your mind during the lazy, hazy days of summer, but summer is one of the best times to think about them. Doing so gives you a chance to make financial adjustments while there's still time. You can review any new tax-break legislation, and if you're paying estimated taxes, you can look at your year-