Use Halloween to teach your kids about over taxation!

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    Once your kids work hard to collect all the candy they can get have them lay it out on the table.

    1. First take 15% for Federals Income Taxes (average what people pay
    2. Second take 10% for Payroll Taxes (little more than it is, but use round number to make it easy)
    3. Take another 5% for State Income Taxes (IL flat tax - One of higher on middle class in nation)
    4. Take another 15% for capital gains taxes
    5. Take another 10% for sale tax (IL Cook County Sales Tax)
    6. Take another 10% for the gift tax (I picked a number :eusa_angel:)

    My kids get to keep only 35% of what they collected.

    • The I take 50% of all the candy collected and immediately toss it into the garbage.
    • Give another 25% to the poor kids next door who decided they didn't want to trick or treat and they rather get just a little from the government, but not have to do anything for it.
    • The rest of the 25% goes to other programs.
    • Now we are tapped out. So I go to Shinto's Candy Store and get a boat of candy loan on credit in order to take care of the othre programs!

    Just kidding, I wouldn't do to my kids what the government does to us!
     
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    I play tax avoision and get to keep all my candy
     
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    Why don't you teach your kids about what it is like to work in the real world

    Let them work at trick or treating all night, then let them keep 10% of the candy.

    You, as the business owner get to keep the other 90%. If the kids complain, call them socialists and send them to bed for engaging in class warfare
     
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    :lol:

    There is no doubt in my mind that Ghook will do this tonight.
     
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    my rich parents refuse to answer the door or give out treats on halloween
     
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    do you find the wind whistling through your ears to be comforting?
     
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    Or you can say you're the President and exempt your kids from any taxes. (As long as they a make a little "donation" to you of course) :lol:
     
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    must remind him of the ocean.
     
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    To make it a fair analogy the business would spend 90% of thier 90% leaving 10% profit, plus whatever salary the boss draws as a supervisor. Someone has to pay for the candy materials, overhead on labor, and various insurances and taxes.
     
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    Actually these kids are all self employed so your scenario is completely wrong.

    They are working for barter where they dress up to entertain people in the neighborhood with their costumes. They in turn get paid in candy and treats.

    Now if you really want to teach them a real world lesson, when they get home break out the tax reporting forms, itemize each piece of candy, determine the monetary value of each piece, deduct the cost of the costume and paraphernalia etc.

    After that you then break into their piggy banks and send the appropriate dollar amount to the government
     

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