First off, I want to say I’m sorry for posting and asking for any donations. I’m someone who never asks for help and really dislike having to ask for anything. I’ve always been self-sufficient, but this past year has been rough and I realize that I can’t do it alone anymore.
To give context, I’m a 43 year old male who is recently divorced with a 7 year old daughter. Earlier this year my ex and I separated, leading both of us to find new places to live. Because I make more money than her, I give her child support (we share 50/50 custody of our daughter).
My ex and I are on good terms (fortunately), so I try my best to help offer her financial support (such as paying for a regular exterminator to keep her house free of bugs, installing and paying for her security system, paying for some of her medical needs, helping her pay for things for her house, etc.). She has struggled a lot financially so I’ve been giving her more financial support than I had initially planned.
I’m a small business owner (I own a private practice and have no employees) and this year has been rough financially, as I haven’t had as many clients as the previous year. On top of that, last year I underpaid and still owe some backtaxes to the IRS. Unfortunately due to the increased costs of moving and offering more financial support to my ex this year, I’ve had to dip into the money I was saving to pay my IRS taxes this coming year. So now I don’t have enough to cover what I need to pay my taxes this year, leaving me around $30,000 short.
If I didn’t need to provide for my daughter and help my ex out financially, I wouldn’t ask for help. However, I can’t maintain the level of support I need to provide and pay off what I owe the IRS this year.
If you have read up to this point, I think you for your time and attention. If you feel motivated to offer any support, I would be eternally grateful, as I have struggled not only to ask for support but to trust that humanity can still be compassionate and supportive to one another.
Regardless, I thank you and wish you the best of luck in your life.