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Tax Refunds: Christmas in January through April

UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
edited February 2010 in Social Entropy++
So, tax returns

You're a hard-working American, right?

Then maybe this is a pretty cool time of year for you! During the year the government takes your shit, but hey, they give some back to you yearly for filling out some relatively easy paperwork

Maybe it's not relatively easy for you, maybe you're one of those people who is freaked out by the approaching 15th of April

But whatever! Point is, unless you're paying more money, which sucks for you, you're gettin' some money back!

So what cool shit will you be doing with your tax return? Spending it recklessly? Putting it into savings? Paying off credit card debt/student loans?

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    hopefully I can lose some of my credit card debt!

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  • FoodFood Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    thank god for unemployment!

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  • M.D.M.D. and then what happens? Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    savings, I'm not getting much back though :(

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  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    new xbox, dental work, tattoo!

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  • HoovesHooves Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I'll probably get around 1000 bucks back this year.

    love having a jew for a dad.

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  • Bad-BeatBad-Beat Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    So, tax returns

    You're a hard-working American, right?

    Nope.

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited January 2010
    at least 8000$ this year 8-)

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    robothero wrote: »
    at least 8000$ this year 8-)

    Nice.

    I thought I was sitting pretty with $1300, mainly because in years past I've only gotten $900 or so

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  • UsagiUsagi Nah Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    hmm, I don't think I'm getting much of anything back, I normally am about even with taxes +/- a hundred bucks

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited January 2010
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  • HoovesHooves Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    hey robothero.

    fuck you

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  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Hooves wrote: »
    I'll probably get around 1000 bucks back this year.

    love having a jew for a dad.

    Yeah, real easy to get tax rebate when your people run the secret world government.

    Mine's probably going into savings since I'm going back to school in the fall. Although I might have to pull it back out for a new computer, mine is basically the laptop version of Marvin at the end of "So Long and Thanks for All the Fish."

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  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I don't give the government a free loan. I usually end up plus or minus 200 bucks at the worst.

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  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I usually end up paying more taxes :( three years back I owe the government $2000. What the hell. If I do get a little something back, it'll go to savings. Maybe a nice meal. Feed myself chipotle everyday for a week.

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  • vermiculturevermiculture Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    i think this may be the first year i owe money

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  • FoodFood Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Yeah I always seem to end up owing money. It's dumb. fuck the police.

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  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Crap, crap, mega crap.Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    pretty sure im gonna end up paying the man.

    should know more in a couple weeks.

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  • RaneadosRaneados police apologist you shouldn't have been there, obviouslyRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    i think i'll be getting like 3k this year maybe

    1-3 k ish area

    i might put it in the bank

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  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Raneados wrote: »
    i think i'll be getting like 3k this year maybe

    1-3 k ish area

    i might put it in the bank

    The bank of Hookers & Blow

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I have no idea if we will get money or owe money. How do you guess at that?

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  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Crap, crap, mega crap.Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Raneados wrote: »
    i think i'll be getting like 3k this year maybe

    1-3 k ish area

    i might put it in the bank

    thats what they call your ass these days?

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  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Crap, crap, mega crap.Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I have no idea if we will get money or owe money. How do you guess at that?

    are you on payroll, or do you freelance/run your own business/contract?

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  • SupraluminalSupraluminal Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I always owe money. Oh the joys of being partially self-employed.

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  • RaneadosRaneados police apologist you shouldn't have been there, obviouslyRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I have no idea if we will get money or owe money. How do you guess at that?

    what did you get last year

    did you change anything

    did you work about the same?

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  • SquallSquall hap cloud Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    This is the first year I'm getting something back instead of paying!

    No idea what I'll buy

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  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Crap, crap, mega crap.Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    i think this next year

    im gonna actually do the recommended every 3 months taxes thing.

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  • RaneadosRaneados police apologist you shouldn't have been there, obviouslyRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    what's that nogs?

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  • RaneadosRaneados police apologist you shouldn't have been there, obviouslyRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    also can i go to my work and request an early w4 or whatever?

    w2?

    because i wanna get this shit dooonnnee and get some cassshhhh

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Nogs wrote: »
    I have no idea if we will get money or owe money. How do you guess at that?

    are you on payroll, or do you freelance/run your own business/contract?

    Raneados wrote: »
    I have no idea if we will get money or owe money. How do you guess at that?

    what did you get last year

    did you change anything

    did you work about the same?

    I don't remember what we did last year. I think we got money back, but I can't remember. I'm sure the wife remembers, but I can't recall.

    We moved, and she got a better job.

    I think I worked more hours.

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  • QuethalQuethal The Infrequent OaklandRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I know I'm getting cash back, and I'm eager to see just how much I'll be getting. I have important things to do with this money!

    I need some advice from you guys. Those of you who are single and working a low/mid paying job, how much do you usually get back at tax time? Or do you usually pay?

    I started a new job last February, so this will be the first year I'm paying taxes for it. I set aside an extra amount of cash from each paycheck just in case, because I really did not want to have to owe money come tax time, and I was okay with giving the government a free loan (as Hunter put it) to avoid this. Though it may be safe to assume that I would be getting money back regardless, I will definitely be getting some back with the extra cash put in.

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  • RaneadosRaneados police apologist you shouldn't have been there, obviouslyRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    if you kept your forms the same you'll probably get more

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  • RaneadosRaneados police apologist you shouldn't have been there, obviouslyRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Quethal wrote: »
    I know I'm getting cash back, and I'm eager to see just how much I'll be getting. I have important things to do with this money!

    I need some advice from you guys. Those of you who are single and working a low/mid paying job, how much do you usually get back at tax time? Or do you usually pay?

    I started a new job last February, so this will be the first year I'm paying taxes for it. I set aside an extra amount of cash from each paycheck just in case, because I really did not want to have to owe money come tax time, and I was okay with giving the government a free loan (as Hunter put it) to avoid this. Though it may be safe to assume that I would be getting money back regardless, I will definitely be getting some back with the extra cash put in.

    i make about 11k and I'm getting at minimum 1k back

    and remember, it's not really giving the government a free loan, that shit is retarded

    because if it goes the other way then they're giving YOU a free loan

    and yet people cry about it

    Hunter = Cunter

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Raneados wrote: »
    also can i go to my work and request an early w4 or whatever?

    w2?

    because i wanna get this shit dooonnnee and get some cassshhhh

    Maybe?

    My employer made them available yesterday on W2express.com

    Finished it last night and just got an e-mail this morning saying that the IRS accepted and I'll be getting my cash around next Friday

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  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Crap, crap, mega crap.Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Raneados wrote: »
    what's that nogs?

    if you are self employed or run a business the government recommends you file taxes every quarter. Mainly because:

    1. its money year round for them
    2. you pay in smaller chunks so it is more manageable
    3. you can potentially overpay so at the end of the year you actually do get a refund back, though not likely.
    4. if halfway through the year you end up getting a full time job and stop self-employing it makes the rest of the year waaay easier to file.


    basically itll change it from "oh shit, where can I find 2k, quick!" to "shit 500 bucks sucks, but i can swing it"

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  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I'll end up owing about 5 or 6 grand this year.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Quethal wrote: »
    I need some advice from you guys. Those of you who are single and working a low/mid paying job, how much do you usually get back at tax time? Or do you usually pay?

    This past year I made 27k and am getting $1300 back

    I've had this job for a few years and before that I had a part-time job, I've never had to pay though

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  • vermiculturevermiculture Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I'm very likely to wait until April 10th-ish to start my taxes. I can't believe some of you are already done.

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  • RaneadosRaneados police apologist you shouldn't have been there, obviouslyRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    if you'd got a low paying job you'll usually not have to pay unless you fudge your tax forms with your job

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  • QuethalQuethal The Infrequent OaklandRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Great, thanks guys. You're making me feel excited about taxes =D

    Is... is that illegal? Can they tax me more because of it?

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  • QuethalQuethal The Infrequent OaklandRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I should look up the tax brackets to see where I fall. I think I'm just below the divider of a tax bracket, but I may be just above. I'm not educated enough about taxes.

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