I live in texas and one of the FEW benefits to that is there is no state income tax. I only have to file federal.
I use TT as well, even when I was able to deduct home office (last er...4 years?) the basic suited my needs. Even this year my taxes won't be too complicated.
I have two W2s from switching jobs (first week of may)
I still had home office for 5 months of the year, so not sure if I can do that....i know it says...
I claim my younger son
I claim child care for both kids (it's finally working its way down to cap. 6K for both I believe. I'm paying 12, have paid 18/yr. thanks for that!)
I think thats about it. and if memory serves the standard deduction was still above my home office claim....sooo...
I'm wondering what will happen this year with my salary situation. I was er... 57K/yr salary and my ins was free, and I usually got around a 3-4K yearly bonus.
My new job is 82K a year, I pay for ins (and I added the kids for the 1st of the year for dental and vision due to ex drama. ugh) and no bonus.
both companies I was doing a 401K
and my savings was OK last year, but my current savings is around 45K.....so i actually have to claim that now. hahaha.
I found out that my company (i always did single, so I don't think i'd have changed it? dunno) previous had me down as like 2 for deductions on my forms, when I filled out paperwork for this job I went back to single/0 again.
I'm hoping this means despite raise, I will still get same # back...perhaps more. not sig less. anyway...
I like fact TT saves all my info so I don't have to retype. I'm a hell of a good typer, but nobody wants to work harder :)
this way I don't have to remember (or get) my tax ID from daycare, kids SSNs, and so on.
ex's parents would give us their copy every year when they had used it, and we were super broke. And its fairly cheap which is nice :)
my sister's ex BF (they worked together at an ethanol plant) worked at H+R during tax time and he seemed a pretty decent guy. Not sure if thats exactally a thumbs up, but I would have him do my taxes if I lived locally...