Should I refuse to accept my tax “refund”, yes or no?
It is not really a refund. Since I have children, I get the Earned Income Credit. Free money.
Harry Dexter White suggested that I take my refund and then give it to the richest person I know, since the money is coming from the taxes that rich people pay. This is a novel idea. Do you have a better one?
You may think I am joking, but I am genuinely having a little moral dilemma here. I can use the money. There is no one who can’t use the money. But should I use it? (I am constantly asking myself what I should do.) I’ve taken the refund before, but after a certain number of conversations with Mr. Harry Tuttle, I have begun to feel a bit like a leech for doing so. (Not that Mr. Tuttle called me a leech.) Continue reading