Many years ago, a bunch of white men in wigs decided paying taxes was no fun. So they dumped tea into Boston Harbor and told the people who wanted to tax them cool things like, "Give me liberty, or give me death."
They were our heros.
But apparently, over the years, that spirit has dwindled. Now, Americans can spend more than half of their income on taxes. And on top of that, we now pay somebody to pay our taxes!
But, our spirit is not completely gone. Every God-fearing, beef-loving American does what he can to spend as little in taxes possible. Everybody has a guy, and everybody's guy is better than your guy. Your guy is good? Well my guy is better, you think, as you laugh all the way to the audit.
So, the question this week is who is your (Waterford) guy? Does he work for one of the big guys, the H & R Blocks of the world? Does he have his own practice, a self-made guy? Are you your own guy? Is your guy a girl?
We want to know, as our Readers' Choice this week asks who is the best tax preparer in Waterford. If you need help thinking of one, look here.
Here's how Readers' Choice works:
- We'll ask a question about your favorites.
- We invite you to post your nominations in the comments below.
- Submit comments until 5 p.m. Wednesday.
- We'll take the nominees and post a poll first thing Thursday morning.
- After the poll starts on Thursday, you'll be able to vote till Friday at 9 a.m.
- On Saturday, we announce the winner.
This review is all about you—your ideas, your feedback and your voice—so we hope you will chime in and check back.
For full Readers' Choice rules .
Editor's Note: We were unable to declare a Readers' Choice winner this week because no Waterford votes were cast.