This picture is exactly what I looked like AFTER filing taxes. Ugh. I'm glad I don't have to do that for another year.
So, I used to hear people constantly complaining about taxes. There are a few things in life that EVERYONE love to just whine about, a few of them being taxes, being busy, cold weather and needing to lose weight. Since I don't have kids and live in Las Vegas...that pretty much cancels all of these out...BUT taxes.
I was guessing my taxes refund based on last year, but what I didn't take into account is that last year I didn't even earn more than my deductions, so I got the full federal and state amount back. This year, we had a slightly different story.
As I'm sitting there entering in the separate W-2s, I am getting excited seeing a large federal return amount. As I enter the last W-2, the amount magically drops to a THIRD of the refund amount previously listed (I was e-filing my taxes, so it would tell me the federal tax return amount in the upper corner as I went). A THIRD. So you are telling me, because I added in that last small amount, I lost thousands of dollars! Wow. Kinda seems like an incentive to NOT earn money if you ask me.
I also spent about 3 hours figuring out my state tax since I lived in two states this year. ALL OF THIS for the total refund amount of $46. Worth it? I don't think so. On top of that, I filled it out electronically and, conveniently, my computer decided to freeze RIGHT when I was trying to print it. Yep, you guessed it...I had to refill all the forms all over again. Mike realized that I was kinda scary and had the potential of totally freaking at any moment, so he (smartly) stayed away. haha.
So, for all of you out there complaining about taxes. Give me a call because I feel like complaining as well. Apparently I'm poor enough to file online for free, but not to have the government keep SO MUCH of my money. At least I'm still poor enough to get the full $1200 extra rebate! Yeah for economic crisis!