Monday, August 02, 2010
So I go down to the Town Hall today to pay my real estate taxes.
I like doing it in person. They have candy at the pay window.
I start writing out my check.
I notice a CPA surcharge on my bill $25.63.
What??? My town doesn't factor in accounting into my real estate bill??
Did they just make up numbers before??
So I talk to the lady at the counter. Here is that conversation:
ME: "Are you people greedy? Insane? CPA SURCHARGE!!??? How dare you charge me an accounting fee surcharge on my real estate bill!! You know every freakin' year you're going to have to figure this out and pay accountants!!"
ME: "Listen...I'm sick of you weasels bleeding me dry! Accounting fee!! What kinda bullshit is an accounting surcharge!!???"
ME: "CPA surcharge?? That's crazy!!"
LADY: "Sir, if you'd..."
ME: "You people just take and take and take...."
LADY: "Sir...the CPA surchage isn't about accounting...it's a Community Preservation Area that the voters voted in back in 2006. It's been on your bill since then."
ME: "Oh. Have a great day!"