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Message 1079832 - Posted: 20 Feb 2011, 23:18:51 UTC

It is about that time of year. Everyone has or will be sifting through paperwork, then getting their taxes filed. Money coming in or going out,
it can be stressful.

Here is my proposal to make it a bit of fun, and try to help the SETI crew at the same time:

I propose people that are receiving a return donate a percentage to the our
fine folks at SETI.. Get started here. You pick the percentage that sounds good to you, anywhere
between 1% to 100%. But Shhhhhhh....

Please do NOT state what the percent you choose is. I would really rather not
want people making public their actual return amount. No one needs to know,
and that is the kind of information you SHOULD keep private.

Donation number and actual donation amount, feel free to post to show you were here.

This is of course USA centric.. but we have a lot of Setizens from here.


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Message 1080475 - Posted: 22 Feb 2011, 23:42:50 UTC - in response to Message 1079832.

Well, not sure anyone else is going to salute. Just got my own preliminary results.. and it is not in positive numbers. So.. I will be making a donation shortly anyway. Hope others fare better this fine tax season.
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Message 1080708 - Posted: 23 Feb 2011, 19:02:23 UTC

Ok, I'll come and join you. I have just received a tax form as I have recently started receiving a Teachers pension. No doubt I'll be paying more tax :-( Whatever I'll join you in the drive.

Thank you for your gift of $25.00 via Visa on 02/23/2011.
Your gift was assigned to the following areas:

SETI@home - $25.00

Your confirmation number is:
72057

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Message 1081153 - Posted: 25 Feb 2011, 6:08:11 UTC


Thank you for your gift of $50.00 via Visa on 02/24/2011.
Your gift was assigned to the following areas:

SETI@home - $50.00

Your confirmation number is:
72082


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Message 1087946 - Posted: 18 Mar 2011, 2:42:57 UTC

Don't have my tax form back yet, only got the last item needed to fill it out yesterday. However, I think that ET may have to wait this year. I think Japan needs what I can give a bit more right now.

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Message 1088571 - Posted: 19 Mar 2011, 21:49:21 UTC

People do realize how the US income tax system works, I hope? Those who don't should each claim zero exemptions and request a larger additional amount taken out of our paychecks. That way we could get the government to pay for what we give to seti and to all our other charitable interests using our tax refunds! What cleaver idea!!

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Message 1090566 - Posted: 26 Mar 2011, 7:15:02 UTC

We received your gift of $25.00 via Visa on 03/26/2011. Your confirmation number is 72722.

I finally did it. Been meaning to donate to SETI for years. But never got around to it. Now I have. Guess I'll have to post more mow just so I can see the little star. :)

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Message 1090787 - Posted: 27 Mar 2011, 2:51:41 UTC

Thank you Clayton1966 and welcome to the boards.
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Message 1093032 - Posted: 3 Apr 2011, 18:22:54 UTC

Your gift was assigned to the following areas:

SETI@home - $254.00

Your confirmation number is:
72864

Federal, State, and SETI Paid.


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Message 1095152 - Posted: 9 Apr 2011, 4:45:59 UTC

I will unsticky on Tax day. Thank you to all who have taken part.

If your return is a bit late and you still want to add in, please feel free. The thread can sink into history as tax returns dwindle.
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