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How weird is that? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I filed our taxes yesterday, and found out that we'll be getting a LOT more back than I thought we would. Plus we should get the refund in just over a week, according to the IRS's website, so we'll be able to buy a new car before the baby is born. (The refund is going to be our down payment)
 

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Hehe, I just read another thread very similar to this one. I should be joining you all in celebration here soon. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
I believe last year DP got $3k+ back. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw"> I think some things are a little different this year, but I'm seriously hoping that it's the same.<br><br><br>
Yay, enjoy your new car! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Filing taxes is always a bit of a wash for us. I always owe money (I'm self-employed), DH always gets a refund.<br>
I do like to get them done quickly, though!
 

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Pre-DS, we ended up paying so much in taxes- we always had the max plus extra taken from our pay just to prevent us from owing extra come April. Well, last year we were able to claim DS so we got like 1500 back which was exciting but this year we get every single penny back!!! Our refund is over 7000 dollars! And the best part- next year we will get everything back again! After that, our adoption tax credit will be used up...but man oh man, it's really cool!<br><br>
(of course, we have mentally 'spent' the money already <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">)
 

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we are getting back 6000$. I'm so happy and excited. We are saving some to go on vacation ( after we do the responsible thing, and use most of it for bills<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">)
 

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Even though I'm glad we weren't giving the IRS much of an interest free loan all year, I'm kind of disappointed in our return this year. DH made some adjustments to his withholdings last year and now we're only getting back maybe half of what we got last year...around $500 from state and federal combined. All of that is earmarked to go towards the bills from this baby's birth, and I'll have to come up with more from other sources because that's just not going to cut it.....sadly for me, that probably means that the money I've been saving towards a new laptop is going to have to get shifted in purpose. Sucks for me, because my laptop is literally falling apart, but I'm not going into debt over medical bills!
 

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Am I the only one who is seriously happy NOT to get a large amount back? Like Stace mentioned above, when you get a big return it is literally an interest free loan you've given to the Government. *shudder*<br>
They are SO awful with our money as it is, the thought of letting them use MY MONEY for FREE just irks me.<br><br>
But I admit I'm weird that way. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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We never get anything back. In fact, several years we've had to pay around 10K for reasons that are not clear to me. This year we're just hoping to break even.<br><br>
Still, I like crossing things off my To Do list so yes, I like finally getting our taxes done.
 

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Well, I'm glad someone's happy. My PT job (illegally) didn't take out ANY taxes, but because it was on direct deposit, I never saw a pay stub and never thought about it. DH and I both have one job that pays taxes and the other 3 we have don't, so we owe about $3k, and thought we owed about $1k. So we have a baby due in May, and we're scrambling to save $3k and send a check for it in April. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
Glad it's going well for you, though, even though I agree that big returns creep me out. I'd never give anyone an interest-free loan, and I certainly don't want to give the gov't one! Hope you find something fun to do with all that $ though!
 

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I love it too! I've done mine since I was a teenager (Thanks Mr. Van Deusen!) and since we've been married, dh always does the opposite of what I ask of him. This year he finally listened to me and we have a WHOPPING return! We actually had it direct deposited on 2/1!!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Well, I'm glad someone's happy. My PT job (illegally) didn't take out ANY taxes, but because it was on direct deposit, I never saw a pay stub and never thought about it. DH and I both have one job that pays taxes and the other 3 we have don't, so we owe about $3k, and thought we owed about $1k. So we have a baby due in May, and we're scrambling to save $3k and send a check for it in April. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
Glad it's going well for you, though, even though I agree that big returns creep me out. I'd never give anyone an interest-free loan, and I certainly don't want to give the gov't one! Hope you find something fun to do with all that $ though!</div>
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Wow that sucks!!! That actually kind've happened to me once. I was working as a secretary for an attorney, who paid me in cash. We agreed that he would not withhold taxes all year, but rather would pay them in one lump sum in January as my Christmas bonus. I even had this in writing.<br><br>
For various reasons, I enlisted in the military, and shipped to BT on Dec. 31. The attorney never paid my taxes, so I ended up owing. It really sucked, I got out of Basic Training with a negative checking account balance cause the gov't just withheld my paycheck to pay the taxes. Never again will I agree to just pay one lump sum. Yes, it's an interest free loan, but at least I know it's getting paid, yk?
 

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I love filing my taxes too. I feel all accomplished when it's done! (Even though ours are super simple and I just use online tax software. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">) We aren't getting a huge refund this year (just a few hundred because of the child tax credit), but it's nice to have a bit of money in our pockets soon.
 

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I don't love filing the Taxes. but I'm loving the refund this year. Just over $5000<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br>
Dh is getting a better car for work than his 89 Taurus, held together with duct tape and bailing wire.<br>
I'm trying convince him to get me a minivan and he can have my "newer" Taurus.
 

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My DH was giddy about filing yesterday! He finally got all the papers he needed in the mail yesterday. He could hardly sit through dinner because he wanted to get started.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Am I the only one who is seriously happy NOT to get a large amount back? Like Stace mentioned above, when you get a big return it is literally an interest free loan you've given to the Government. *shudder*<br>
They are SO awful with our money as it is, the thought of letting them use MY MONEY for FREE just irks me.<br><br>
But I admit I'm weird that way. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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I was taught to not allow the gov't access to your money and until last year- never got much of a refund- maybe a hunded bucks or so. It's exciting for us because we planned our withholding based on worst case scenario being that something might have gone wrong with our foster care placement/adoption. I need to talk to DH about making an adjustment with our withholding for next year but my guess is, he won't won't to as we are not good with saving money- the extra in our paycheck would be piddled away.
 

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we only paid about $200 last year, we're getting all of it back, plus another $5800. We are poooooooor. EITC is really helping us out this year.
 

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I love it too! I'm psyched b/c we got back just under 10 grand, which is coming in very handy since we are in process of moving and were really worried about 1st, last, and security on the new place.
 

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<span style="color:#000000;">I owe money (partly self-employed) and have almost 50 documents and forms to fill out; not to mention hundreds of receipts. Yep, I'm paying someone to do it.</span><br>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I love it too! I'm psyched b/c we got back just under 10 grand, which is coming in very handy since we are in process of moving and were really worried about 1st, last, and security on the new place.</div>
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<br><span style="font-size:large;">How do you guys get so much money back???</span>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><span style="font-size:large;">How do you guys get so much money back???</span></div>
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No kidding!
 
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