Filing tax returns

As we get to wrapping up filing our tax returns for the year, I am left with one checkpoint and one reflection.

The checkpoint is the annual exercise of making the final update on the box on our accounts sheet that calculates savings for the year from Income – Expenses – Taxes. It is helpful to reinforce where we landed for 2018 and how each of these is trending from one year to the next.

The reflection revolves around everything these taxes pay for – including the infrastructure that I often take for granted. The quality of a society’s infrastructure determines the overall productivity. And, I’m grateful for the opportunity to contribute – in a small way – toward making the baseline a bit better for everyone.