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Old 04-14-14, 01:36 PM   #26
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Examples of the credits are living in a McMansion and being able to deduct your interest (can't do this if you live in a normal house.)
Why can't someone in a "normal house" deduct mortgage interest?
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Old 04-14-14, 01:42 PM   #27
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Why can't someone in a "normal house" deduct mortgage interest?
one can....however, the current education system combined with the media and the divisive nature of the political landscape has created incredible wealth envy and mostly, it's based in lack of knowledge.
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Old 04-14-14, 01:44 PM   #28
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...I'm gonna get handcuffed at the local IRS office again this year.
So how is this different than most Friday nights for you?
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Old 04-14-14, 01:50 PM   #29
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financial aid season, did mine asap in Feb. this should be our new norm for the next 5 years ... ;(
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So how is this different than most Friday nights for you?
this time, he's catching instead of pitching.
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Old 04-14-14, 02:19 PM   #31
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Got our refund checks a couple weeks ago. Made an extra house payment and put the rest in savings.
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Just mailed my returns in. Got some back from the feds, paid some to the state.
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Old 04-14-14, 05:22 PM   #33
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We got a refund of around $ 1600. With the bank accounts paying 0.1% interest, and such a small amount of refund, I don't concern myself overly much with over withholding. The refunds go straight into the bank.
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So how is this different than most Friday nights for you?
...on most Friday nights, they hurt my head when they put me in the back of the cruiser.

When you get cuffed in a fed office, they have a mean-assed dog and a bunch of tactical gear in the back of the SUV,
so they just write you a non appearance warrant for creating a disturbance and kick you loose. #no_headaches
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This thread is all about tonight's Lunar Eclipse really, isn't it.

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Old 04-15-14, 09:27 AM   #36
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Every year I do my taxes in January, but every year I forget to mail them until today. It's going to take me years to get through this book of stamps.
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Old 04-15-14, 11:54 AM   #38
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I'd rather be writing a check on 4/14 every year than getting a refund. Getting a refund means I have lost use of my money throughout the year and someone else has had use of it.
My ex-wife is a CPA, and she always tried to get things to come out to $0 at the end of the year. It always caused her a lot of grief to do that, and with being self employed now I figure it's better at keep things reasonably close to zero at the end of the year to avoid getting penalized for underpayment. The penalties for underpayment are way higher than I want to pay, and I'm going to keep doing that unless I end up in the GE/Boeing/Caterpillar tax bracket.
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Old 04-15-14, 12:04 PM   #39
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I'm paying $4800 more in state than federal....what's the weather like in Florida today ?
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Old 04-15-14, 12:32 PM   #40
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Every year I do my taxes in January, but every year I forget to mail them until today. It's going to take me years to get through this book of stamps.
Stamps? What are those for?
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Old 04-15-14, 12:44 PM   #41
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Stamps? What are those for?
I was surprised. Even with TurboTax it allows electronic submission and withdrawal of money from your checking account for payment. So no stamps needed
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Send you kid off to someone else to raise while both parents work and get a credit for the amount you pay in child care (my wife stays home to raise our kids so we pay the tax for those who don't take care of theirs and work and get the credits.)
Bitter much?

My wife stays home to take care of our kids as well, however, I'm happy to pay a little bit extra in taxes so families who have to work two jobs to make ends meet get a bit of a tax break. If that means a family that can afford to live on one income still gets a tax break, then so be it.

Also, making the statements that someone who sends their kid to daycare is sending them to someone else be raised or doesn't take care of the kid is really just plain stupid.
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Old 04-15-14, 03:29 PM   #43
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my wife stays home to raise our kids so we pay the tax for those who don't take care of theirs and work and get the credits..
yeah, it would be so much better to tax them "properly" and make them completely destitute...
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