Tax Day menu contest: rags, riches and cheese
15th 18th is fast approaching!*
culture readers, what will April
16 19th look like? Will you celebrate your rebate with Champagne and Epoisses, or tighten your belt with tapwater and dry rinds?
We're giving away a pair of prizes to spur your bacchanal or help loft you over the lean times!
Post your ideal apres-filing menu, along with your estimated payment or return (the contest is anonymous, but you wouldn't cheat on your taxes, right?). A crack team of financial experts headed by culture's own long-suffering bookkeeper Roland Timmons will select one winner each each from the most luxurious, and the most abject proposals.
• The most depressing payment + menu combo will receive our indulgent centerfold cheese, a rare delicacy to soften the impending fiscal crisis.
• The most envy-inducing return + menu pair will receive our frugal cheeseplate as a reminder of simple pleasures. (What do they need our help for, anyway?)
To enter, post a comment below. Be sure to log in (it's in the top right corner of our orange menu bar) or include your email address so we can contact you if you're the winner! Entries should be 100 words or less, judged on creativity and levity. Visual aides are permitted: include the link and we'll do our best to get them posted to the thread.
Deadline is April
15 18, but shouldn't you get it done ahead of time this year?
*A sharp-eyed reader pointed out that the federal filing deadline for 2010 is actually April 18th, giving you three extra days to get your menu in and win cheese.
Meet the judges:
Roland Timmons: Culture's intrepid bookkeeper, Roland also functions as our resident farmer, tilling the earth in Otis, MA when he's not signing our paychecks.
Cindy Davis: When customCEsocial's Principal, Cindy Davis, doesn't have her head down trying to import and sort company expenses from various accounts to hand-off for her accountant, she is having much more fun helping consumer electronics companies spread the word about their really cool gadgets via social media.
Barbara Wolken: Barbara is co-founder and director of the Academic Enrichment Center, an organization which specializes in helping students of all ages feel confident and capable in school and beyond. Reluctant account-balancers take note: ACE offers tutoring in reading, writing, math, and study skills with an emphasis on executive function.
Photo courtesy of John-Morgan