Paying My Taxes, and Proud of It

Tax time is hardly fun. But a shift in mindset can bring surprising rewards

Kathleen Murphy
Crow’s Feet
Published in
4 min readApr 11, 2024

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Today I paid my federal taxes, and it wasn’t pretty. Since I’m recently retired, I assumed I was done with sending big bucks to Uncle Sam. Wrong.

For months, I’d been anticipating a refund. Those dollars were going to bankroll a few new trees and shrubs for…

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Kathleen Murphy
Crow’s Feet

Health writer and essayist offering insights into physical and emotional wellness and successful aging. Subscribe: https://kathleenamurphy.medium.com/subscribe