Oh, sure, you didn’t know about the surcharges because you’re Canadian probably.

Most Americans didn’t realize it either, because it’s in super small 4pt type (you’d know about type size being a former newspaper man), but we are all automatically billed $5 when we file our tax returns in 2017. According to the boilerplate copy the proceeds from the mandatory surtax will go, vaguely, to “Trump family projects that benefit the American pubic.”

But the $5 jumps to $175.43 for foreign nationals, and $186.98 for Canadians, because you are all so polite Trump knew you wouldn’t put up a fuss.

So that’s the deal, Allan. Sorry to say it, but I think you’re going to just have to pay up.


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