Column: Seeing where taxes go eye-opening experience




My post-tax-filing ritual has been the same for a decade: tears, surfing real estate websites for tidy three-bedroom, two-gun-turret homes in lightly taxed Third World nations and telling my daughter the only way she’s going to be able to afford college in even the school of hard knocks is if she administers her own knocks.

Eventually, I pass out in a puddle of tears, Snickers wrappers and crumpled pages of “Felony Tax Evasion For Dummies.”

I still did all that after I’d filed, but then I pulled out of my funk, hopped back on the computer and indulged in my new post-tax hobby: following my money on its excellent adventure.

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