Tax Day : April 18, 2017
In the United States, Tax Day is a colloquial term for the day on which individual income tax returns are due to the federal government.
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All you who collect taxes – this is your chance to get up from your desk and follow Him. However I do not know if leaving “everything” can be deducted as a loss of income for 2017. You might be able to itemize it over a 5 year period with an adjustment for inflation – please see a specialist.
After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. “Follow me,” Jesus said to him, and Levi got up, left everything and followed him. (Luke 5:27-28)
Bonus: Some “immediately” quit the family business – leaving dad in the lurch. Such, sometimes, is the way of loving God. Again, I do not know if dad will be able to deduct for loss of income because his workers left him in the lurch – i.e. – see lurch deduction of the IRS code. The point is, that when Jesus calls to obey Him in a matter, immediate is always best.
Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him. (Matthew 4:21-22)
Lesson: Oh the joy of immediate obedience – God help me to have it.
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