Cathy by Cathy Guisewite


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  1. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 3 years ago

    For most people, Cathy. You don’t really need notes, articles, instruction booklets, etc. (eye roll)

    Hello Cathy Clan! My in-laws left yesterday! While it was probably one of our better visits, it sure is nice to have my house back! And unfortunately, Lil didn’t really warm up to them and that was awkward too. :-/

  2. catsarge

    catsarge said, over 3 years ago

    I finally took all my stuff to my friend the CPA on Monday. I don’t know why I procrastinate so — it took me all of 45 minutes to get everything organized for him. Am I the only one in the Cathy Clan to wait until April to get going on the taxes? I do it every year.

  3. ncalifgirl58

    ncalifgirl58 said, over 3 years ago

    Yes, catsarge10, I am a procrastinator too. I don’t know why I wait until the last minute. I think I have all this time and all of a sudden it’s the last minute again. Happy day all.

  4. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, over 3 years ago



  5. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 3 years ago


    We’re procrastinators too. I’ve tried starting earlier, but we usually end up filing the day before. And we usually get refunds too. Stupid, I know.

  6. Anona Mouse

    Anona Mouse GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I’m not a taxpayer – and I’m so pleased about that!

  7. GretchensMom

    GretchensMom said, over 3 years ago

    I thought Cathy had a CPA that did all her taxes for her? Shouldn’t HE be the one upset about all the paper mess she’s got for him to sort though?


    Hi, rgcviper!


    catarge10: My husband is one of those people that begins working on our taxes in February after the last of all the paperwork he needs has finally come in. However, since we always seem to end up owing more money at the end of the year on top of what we’ve already paid (and therefore, won’t be getting any refunds), the paperwork just sits there on his desk until around April 14th or 15th before he finally mails it in. Why pay the government anymore money in advance when they’ve already taken away so much as it is?!? So we just make them wait for the rest!


    lightenup: Glad to hear you all survived the in-laws’ visit and your house and family can finally get back to normal again. Sorry to hear that Lil didn’t warm up to her grandparents though. I saw mine all the time when I was growing up so I can’t imagine how weird that must have been for her . . . so closely related and yet feeling almost like they were total strangers. But hopefully that won’t be something that lasts forever and once she’s older, maybe things will be a little less awkward between them. It would not only be good for her but it would also make everyone else around them feel a lot less uncomfortable too.


    Hello and Happy Wednesday, fellow “Cathy” fanatics! Hope your day is going well so far.

  8. rgcviper

    rgcviper said, over 3 years ago

    Only Cathy.

    On second thought, maybe not. Oh, well.

    HI, MOM. Hello, Clan.

  9. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, over 3 years ago

    Several years ago, we decided to wait until 13 April to file our taxes.

    The IRS assigned our $2000+ check to another account.

    The IRS told us to tell them where they sent our money.


    The bank we use is a credit union, so we don’t get canceled checks back. We couldn’t get a good picture of the back of the check, so we couldn’t tell where they sent our money.

    Then they began to send us nasty-grams from 2 other offices, besides the first one from Philly. About 2 amonth, each.

    It took us for (almost) ever (over 10 months) to find out that there was an IRS office just 1 county over. Nobody in the IRS would tell us there was an office there. We thought we’d have to go all the way the heck up to Columbia (almost 2 hours drive) to confront them with the proof that we didn’t owe them the money!

    Took a nice lady all of 20 minutes on her computer to get the IRS (her bosses’ bosses) off our backs. 16 minutes of that was us waiting for our number ticket to be called.

    We don’t procrastinate our taxes anymore. And we also get money back.

  10. GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “Paperless” usually means more paper.

  11. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 3 years ago


    I do mine online through TurboTax as soon as I’ve gotten my W-2s. It only takes me about half an hour, and I get my refund in about ten days! :)

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