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Tax Season Gets Some Tax Payers Worked Up
Written by Erin MacPherson
Last updated on February 10, 2013 @ 7:19PM
Created on February 10, 2013 @ 5:18PM

There have been more commercials and advertisements for tax companies over the past few weeks and that's because it's tax season.

Surprisingly  enough, everyone 5 News spoke with Sunday already finished their paper work and got their refund checks, but they weren't happy with the results.

"I feel like the working man has a hard time making it out here. We're not getting any breaks. It's getting harder and harder to support our family," said Barbara Isenhart, Barbour County Resident.

Everyone said they understand that taxes are a part of life, but they don't understand how one year can make such a huge difference when their income hasn't changed.

"Last year I got back almost $1,500. This year I owe $500 in federal and $300 in state, even with almost $1,200 paid in taxes," said Lee Richardson, Barbour County Resident.

Richardson told 5 News he's so concerned with how much he lost, he's highly considering going back to how he used to live.

"It's actually better off for me to quit my job paying good money, where I'm in the middle class and a above, and go back to a lower class paying job. I'd actually make more money in the long run," said Richardson.

While most people are worried about their money in general, others are more focused on the medical aspect.

"Then they're wanting us to take out medical. If we could afford medical, we would have already had it. So I don't know how families are going to afford medical insurance. Unless they start giving us a better break, I just don't know what's going to happen," said Isenhart.

But everyone I spoke with seemed hopeful that things will eventually change.

"I hope that some of the tax cuts, the breaks that they're getting for the people, that they're put in to the system and let some of that come back into the people that are working," said Richardson.


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