It's tax time! How did you fare?

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  1. Streck

    Streck <B><FONT COLOR="#FF0000">QED</B></FONT> Veteran

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    Got my W2s on 2/3, filed my 1040s the next day. Refunds were $400 federal, $24 state. All toward a shiny new computer. Whoo!
     
  2. RandomFerret

    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

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    One thousand and thirty-six big ones.

    Hooray for living just below the poverty level!
     
  3. Kupp

    Kupp Ford Fanboy TFW2005 Supporter

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    I don't even want to know, I will probally owe about $1000 or so... I have till april right?
     
  4. Nephthys

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    I really don't know,but it probably won't be much.
    I'm getting a huge check in a couple of weeks( a third of 100,000),so I'm not really bother by what I get out of a refund.
     
  5. drippy

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    As I mentioned in another thread, the absolute best would be to wind up neither owing nor be owed anything.
     
  6. Streck

    Streck <B><FONT COLOR="#FF0000">QED</B></FONT> Veteran

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    True - it's fun to pretend that it's free money, though.
     
  7. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite don't know nothing Veteran

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    I got $4900 back from federal and $400 back from state. It's sort of embarassing. And before somebody bites my head off about giving the government an interest-free loan, I understand the premise and have tried to fix it, so please explain to me how I can make my employer pay me the EIC and child credits that the government gives us. Because I've tried to make it come out even, and even with the correct exemptions filed and only paying about $150 in federal taxes I still get giganticly huge tax refunds.

    On the positive side, it helped us almost eliminate all our debt, and we were able to buy our first house which we closed on last week.
     
  8. drippy

    drippy is a freethinker.

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    Congrats.
     
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    Nice, congrats.
     
  10. Aaron

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    756 Federal 110 state.

    Had our company's accountant actually used the W4 numbers I gave her it'd end up with me owing the Feds 12 dollars and the state would owe me 30. However she told me last year, and again this year that I "Did it wrong". And further tried to make me feel better by telling me it was like a savings account. :rolleyes: 
     
  11. drippy

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    Ask her if you'd earn a higher rate of return on a bond, MMA or the money the IRS owes you. Perhaps it would get the concept across?
     
  12. MegaMoonMan

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    A little over $1000, to be used paying off $1600 in property taxes.

    I haven't done the state taxes yet, because I need to file for two states, and it will probably be less than $50 I get back, so I'm in no hurry.
     
  13. Aaron

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    Yeah, I tried the "It's my money, and my deductions" argument. But with the way our company works the person with the least to do with the decision is the most likely to make it. She doesn't actually have a degree, but she's taken "courses". None of her software works, though the accounting consultant that they hired managed to make it work.
     
  14. Omnibus Prime

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    Tax time? It's only February! :p  "Oh, I'll get around to it."

    I'm probably not getting squat back anyway. I wasn't in school, so buh-bye automatic $1,500 credit, assuming they haven't yanked that IV. In addition to that, I was getting back anywhere between $250 and $750 the past several years.
    But I made significantly more this past year due to finally having a 'real' job and probably snuck into the bottom of the next bracket or something and they'll say I haven't paid enough.

    At least we don't have a state income tax, too.
     
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    I should be getting around 7-8000 back total.
     
  16. TrickyDisco

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    Excellent! :thumbs2: 

    I have always gotten tax back, but never more than about $40.
     
  17. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    $1477 Federal. And we don't have state taxes.
    :D 
     
  18. Seth Buzzard

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    I got about $400 back total. I immediately ran out to help the economy and spent it on a Xbox 360
     
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    $441 total... Which went into two bills, a Guitar Hero, Primus, and WST Snarl so far... Still got some left over...
     
  20. atlianz

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    Received my refund via direct deposit this past Friday.
    3200 Federal and 990 State.
     

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