Tuesday, February 28, 2006

OPT

Ever heard of the OPT? That is, the "Occupational Privilege Tax?" Me neither, until today...Today, when I went to balance our checkbook online, and found that Robert's automatically deposited paycheck this period was $52 short of it's typical sum. $52 short of what we needed to make our ends meet this week; to lick the stamp and put the bills in the mail. After a quick call to EAPE's accountant, we were schooled in the subject of the annual "occupational privilege tax." Get ready for this bloggers- because Robert is so privileged as to work in the city of St. David's,PA, he is also awarded the "privilege" of paying them $52 in taxes to do so! Words escape me.

3 comments:

meggan said...

obviously, the govt feels privleged to have robert at all...
i just caught up on the last week of your blog-and im extrememly excited by your plans, wherever that may be...

kristen said...

That's really strange! I hate it when we get odd tax bills we haven't budgetted for, like the county car tax, etc.

meggan said...

im not sure how you would define accomplished, but i just ordered storycatcher from interlibrary loan. hopefully it will show up soon.