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Tax Returns 2010

QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
edited March 2010 in Debate and/or Discourse
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We just filed ours for "free" and are getting a few grand back. The plan is to pad our savings and pay for initial pet expenses brought on by our new dog. Also, a night out at Yard House as a nice treat and theoretically economy stimulus.

What are you doing with your tax cash monies? What do you think of that jerk spending his return on a dog and beer?

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  • STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I am buying a brand new laptop with the ~$1500 I am getting back.

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  • BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I think I might buy a foosball table.

    Or a PS3, not really sure.

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  • TamTam Le Buggeur Risible Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I paid seven bucks so my parents could get an extra grand claiming me as a dependent. Sweet deal.

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  • DracilDracil Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I owe the IRS money. So no splurging for me. =/

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  • SirUltimosSirUltimos Don't talk, Rusty. Just paint. Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Gonna completely pay off a credit card and be a hell of a lot closer to being non-student loan debt free.

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  • Dunadan019Dunadan019 Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I got my refund about a month ago, its in the bank with the rest of my money.

    I haven't done anything with it.

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  • MrMisterMrMister A pup must first get in the water to be successful as a seal!Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Dracil wrote: »
    I owe the IRS money. So no splurging for me. =/

    For some reason my job doesn't withhold any money.

    So tax day is going to be bad for me.

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  • Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Paying off my cell phone bill. Renewing my license plates for my car. Bought a stockpile of booze.

    I'm tempted to buy an xbox 360 game, but I don't think I should.

    edit: If i was employed and actually had income right now, I would have dumped the whole thing into my credit card without thinking twice.

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  • sidhaethesidhaethe Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    We're getting the homeowner tax credit this year, so that's nice.... most of it will go into savings, and we're earmarking a couple thousand to buy ourselves our honeymoon trip this fall.

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  • LoathingLoathing Registered User
    edited March 2010
    Got back $27 this year. Got some take out with it.

    Hell of a lot better then the $1250 I owed last year. Boy, did that ever suck.

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I put it back in the bank. There will always be need for money later on.

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  • XaevXaev Registered User
    edited March 2010
    I'll be putting mine towards getting a new car to replace my '97 Bonneville with 253,000 miles, a leaky transmission, and a broken power steering pump.

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  • JohannenJohannen Registered User
    edited March 2010
    You have just reminded me that I need to go to the tax office and see if I am due any money back on my taxes..... thank you thread.

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  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Mine was sitting in my savings until I realized I was doing nothing with my money for myself. So now it'll be funding a trip during the summer, most likely to D.C.

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  • FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD along with you if I get drunk well I know I'm gonna be gonna be the man whoRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I'm actually filing for an extension. My healthcare HSA allocations got borked and I need time to figure out how the hell I'm going to fix it.

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  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I find myself filing for an extension too, but that's because one of the places that paid me money doesn't exist anymore and didn't send me a W2 and blargh

    taxman probably doesn't really care because I doubt I owe him much if any money, but still

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  • FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD along with you if I get drunk well I know I'm gonna be gonna be the man whoRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I definitely owe Uncle Sam some money

    But getting this HSA business straightened out might mean the difference between owing several hundred dollars and owing a few grand.

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  • SpeakerSpeaker Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I think going out to eat at a non-chain restaurant is actually a pretty good economic stimulus. The profits are slim for the owner. The money you pay goes in a fair proportion into labor and food cost (which has a long supply chain with more $ going to labor).

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  • emnmnmeemnmnme Heard about this on conservative radio:Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Gamestop was running a deal on XBOX 360 bundles ... what a coincidence the sale starts when people are receiving their refunds.

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  • MrMisterMrMister A pup must first get in the water to be successful as a seal!Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    How does one get their former employers to send them W2s?

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Way up inside your butthole, Morty. WAAAAY up inside there.Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I got about $300, which is going into savings for next year for when I will be an incomeless law student.

    Minus the cost of Pokemon Soul Silver.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Thanks to my wife being a full time student at a stupidly expensive college we got about 5k back from the IRS. We celebrated our last year of this kind of windfall by going to Denver for about 5 days to hang out with old friends. Then we're just gonna save up the rest for when we move in 3-6 months for whatever job not in this tiny town we find. Also maybe gonna buy a TV that isn't 10 years old and 90 pounds.

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  • FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD along with you if I get drunk well I know I'm gonna be gonna be the man whoRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    MrMister wrote: »
    How does one get their former employers to send them W2s?

    They're required to do it by law, so generally speaking, one merely needs to ask.

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  • LoathingLoathing Registered User
    edited March 2010
    Feral wrote: »
    MrMister wrote: »
    How does one get their former employers to send them W2s?

    They're required to do it by law, so generally speaking, one merely needs to ask.

    W2 = T4 for us Canadian folks? If so, yes the employer has to mail it to you. If he didn't you can just stop by and ask for it.

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  • JamesJames Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Tax return is going into savings. Probably going towards a ring.

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  • Marty81Marty81 Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I'm getting a lot back, and I don't have a clue what I'm going to do with it. I remember reading about Obama's and McCain's tax plans back in '08 and it showed how most middle-income workers would fare quite a bit better under Obama's. I kinda stopped paying attention after he got elected, though. Was his tax plan ever implemented?

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  • RandomEngyRandomEngy Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    This year is my "take the standard deduction" year. Getting $1,300 back or so. Don't really have any plans to spend that particular money since "I could buy something expensive if I wanted to" has kind of been my state for a few years now. I don't know. Maybe I'll get Transporter 2 on bluray and say that's what I spent it on.

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  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    James wrote: »
    Tax return is going into savings. Probably going towards a ring.

    Please buy a synthetic diamond. They're bigger, cheaper and people don't have to die.

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  • JamesJames Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    James wrote: »
    Tax return is going into savings. Probably going towards a ring.

    Please buy a synthetic diamond. They're bigger, cheaper and people don't have to die.

    Canadian diamonds?

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  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    James wrote: »
    James wrote: »
    Tax return is going into savings. Probably going towards a ring.

    Please buy a synthetic diamond. They're bigger, cheaper and people don't have to die.

    Canadian diamonds?

    They're ok. But not synthetic, and still connected to conflict diamonds since naturally people launder them. Synthetics are cheaper and close to indistinguishable (apart from being slightly magnetic).

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  • Dunadan019Dunadan019 Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Loathing wrote: »
    Feral wrote: »
    MrMister wrote: »
    How does one get their former employers to send them W2s?

    They're required to do it by law, so generally speaking, one merely needs to ask.

    W2 = T4 for us Canadian folks? If so, yes the employer has to mail it to you. If he didn't you can just stop by and ask for it.

    you can also contact the IRS and have them harp on the company until they give it to you or they might have a copy to provide you to do your taxes with since employers have to send the IRS tax information as well.

    In canada I gues you'd contact the MRS (Mounted Revenue Service)

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  • JokermanJokerman Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    MrMister wrote: »
    How does one get their former employers to send them W2s?

    What about the millitary?

    And whats the cut off for a parent to claim you on there taxes?

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  • Orochi_RockmanOrochi_Rockman __BANNED USERS
    edited March 2010
    I only got back around $550 this year.

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  • iTunesIsEviliTunesIsEvil Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Got around $1500 back. Went to catching up on a couple bills, knocking out some minor debt (paid off credit card and medical-test bill), and a nice dinner.

    Stupid bills.

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  • YamiNoSenshiYamiNoSenshi A point called Z In the complex planeRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Got the homebuyer's credit in addition to writing off a ton of stuff: mortgage interest, student loan interest, property taxes, tuition from a final class, and some medical expenses. Overall we got about $10000 back. We paid off the car and are going to put a big dent in some student loans. I also bought a camera, but that was barely a drop in the bucket.

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  • FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD along with you if I get drunk well I know I'm gonna be gonna be the man whoRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Got the homebuyer's credit in addition to writing off a ton of stuff: mortgage interest, student loan interest, property taxes, tuition from a final class, and some medical expenses. Overall we got about $10000 back. We paid off the car and are going to put a big dent in some student loans. I also bought a camera, but that was barely a drop in the bucket.

    Wow! Grats!

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  • Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    edited March 2010
    I was in greenland for half the year and my company did some sort of estimated tax withholding and some of my income was tax-free. We retained some firm to do my taxes and they are still working on it.

    Basically, I am supposed to break even if they did their job right, but odds are pretty good that i am going to owe a lot.

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  • SeptusSeptus Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I used the ~750 that I will likely get back, as a reason to dump $500 into my Roth, to which I hadn't contributed much recently. However it's also being used as a justification for me extending my vacation this summer and doing a little sightseeing.

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  • Salvation122Salvation122 Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I paid off the like $600 in parking tickets my university fucked me with, and bought my new computer.

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  • JohannenJohannen Registered User
    edited March 2010
    James wrote: »
    Tax return is going into savings. Probably going towards a ring.

    High class prostitute who'll do anything?

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