posted on Apr, 21 2012 @ 09:20 AM
Firstly, I want to thank everyone who took the time to reply and I'm sorry if I couldn't respond to each of your posts but that doesn't mean they
I want to end this thread by restating my intent which was not to whine about having to pay my taxes or being angry over having to pay a penalty on
early withdrawal of 401(k) funds because I made that choice and chose to suffer those consequences. My point was the inequities in our tax system and
the severe limitations on hardship withdrawals, but as of now, it is what it is.
As I said, my accountant's initial calculations were $36,000. There was no embellishment or BS about the circumstances as some implied but that's
their problem if they want to be so cynical. As for those who offered ridiculous and useless comments, I would say please dont waste anyone else's
time with your hyperbole; if you have problems with a thread or topic and have nothing positive to add, just move on. Obviously, a disability implies
some type of serious medical issue so comments like "stop whining" or "just get a job" or "go live elsewhere and get a life" are juvenile and
merely serve to make you yourself look foolish.
As for the majority of you who contributed something positive to the thread, whether it was words of encouragement, sympathy/empathy or
practical/technical advice, you have my deep appreciation. I've shared many of your comments and suggestions with my accountant and we'll see what
he comes back with. The situation is intricate and nothing is ever as black and white as it appears, but hopefully he made mistakes which can be
corrected (I realize that sounds bizarre but it's the best I can hope for at this point). If not, I'll look into some of the other avenues many
recommended and at the end of the day, whatever taxes are due will be paid by the extension date.
Thanks again for all of the great feedback and suggestions. I'll post when a final resolution is reached.