Whether you have a job or not, you probably already know the date taxes are due in this country. Yep, we usually pay up on April 15. Here are some crazy facts about the anxiety surrounding the date taxes are due:
- The number of traffic accidents increases one week before April 15.
- An accountant will put in seventy-hour workweeks during tax season.
- About 15 percent of Americans think it's okay to cheat on taxes.
As to giving...America is one of the few remaining countries offering citizens a tax credit for charitable giving. To make this simple, if I earn one hundred dollars but have given away forty dollars, I only have to pay taxes on the sixty I didn't give away. You'll notice how this helps on taxes once you start filing more complex forms (not the normal teen-friendly 1040EZ). So giving to those in need is not only good management of money, but it also falls right in line with our character as followers of Jesus. We should seek to give as much as possible , and not just the leftovers. First fruits were the best, the ripest, and the most delectable part of the harvest. these were to be brought to the place of worship so God's people would learn to glorify God first and satisfy self later.
Give before you buy this week. Until you have given your tithe.