In the alternate universe of Bamboozlement, I just had this phone conversation with the State of CA Franchise Tax Board regarding our homeowners’ association.
Me: I just received two bills for our association tax assessment. One bill was the assessment, and the other bill was a late fee. We used to be exempt. Why do we now have to pay this tax?
Them: You are exempt. You do not pay taxes.
Me: Then why do I have to send you money?
Them: That is not a tax. It’s a filing fee.
Anyone remember that old Cheech and Chong skit…..Looks like dog #$%*, Smells like dog #$%*, tastes like dog @#$*…..that’s dog @#$*
Yep…pretty much same thing going on here. Welcome to the land of Bamboozlement, and to the beginning of our annual
tax filing fee season. Enjoy!