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Everything You Need To Know About Taxes, As Told By Animals

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1. Filing Status

Say what? Your relationship status. Whether you're single and ready to mingle or hitched determines your tax rates and benefits!OWNING the single life, one tree-hanging sesh at a time. 🌳
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Say what? Your relationship status. Whether you're single and ready to mingle or hitched determines your tax rates and benefits!

OWNING the single life, one tree-hanging sesh at a time. 🌳

2. Overnight Sleep Test

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Say what? Can that dinner you ate at the office be considered a tax-deductible business expense? According to this test, nope! The meal needs to be eaten during a biz trip far away enough that an overnight stay is required.

Mmm, tax-deductible lettuce.

3. Exemptions

Say what? Tax deductions for you, your hubby or wifey, and your mini-mes.Hopefully they are all as cute as these goldens (but maybe slightly less furry?).
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Say what? Tax deductions for you, your hubby or wifey, and your mini-mes.

Hopefully they are all as cute as these goldens (but maybe slightly less furry?).

4. Voluntary Compliance

Say what? Your responsibility to be a good, tax-paying citizen!These penguins are ready...for...duty!
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Say what? Your responsibility to be a good, tax-paying citizen!

These penguins are ready...for...duty!

5. Taxable Income

Say what? The fruits of your hard-earned labor, minus deductions and exemptions.Yeah, yeah, you work hard for your $$$, but you don't chop wood with your teeth for a living, sooo...beaver wins.
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Say what? The fruits of your hard-earned labor, minus deductions and exemptions.

Yeah, yeah, you work hard for your $$$, but you don't chop wood with your teeth for a living, sooo...beaver wins.

6. Hobby Loss

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Say what? You lose money doing something you WISH you could do for profit? You can't deduct it from your taxable income like a business loss. :(

Playing fetch could totally be a full-time job!

7. Ad Valorem Tax

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Say what? Real estate or personal property tax.

If taxes were a thing in the bird world, they'd be pretty steep for this fiiiine mansion! Two levels?? C'mon now.

8. Itemized Deduction

Say what? Cold hard cash taken out of your paycheck and not taxed to help you pay for things like the doc, dentist, and giving to charity.Look at those pearly whites!
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Say what? Cold hard cash taken out of your paycheck and not taxed to help you pay for things like the doc, dentist, and giving to charity.

Look at those pearly whites!

9. Horizontal Equity

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Say what? The idea that people who make the same amount of moolah should be taxed equally.

Equality for all squawking, pooping geese!

10. Taxpayer Identification Number

Say what? Your social security number.This fierce feline knows exactly who she is. Don't mess with her...or her heart-shaped tag.
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Say what? Your social security number.

This fierce feline knows exactly who she is. Don't mess with her...or her heart-shaped tag.

11. Inclusion Amount

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Say what? Additional income you may need to report if you are leasing a vehicle for biz reasons, to limit the deduction you can claim for the lease payment.

May want to stay off the road while this dude's on it...🐔🚗😬

Definitions adapted from Entrepreneur, IRS, and Investopedia.

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