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CbadRider 04-14-14 09:31 AM

US people - tomorrow is April 15
 
Will you be standing in line at the post office to get your tax return in, or did you already file?

I always file early in February. I got a nice bike repair stand with my refund this year.

jsharr 04-14-14 09:44 AM

Nope. Taxes done by a dear friend.

eofelis 04-14-14 09:50 AM

Did my own taxes a couple months ago. I only got a couple hundred back. Used to to pay off my credit card for the month.

StupidlyBrave 04-14-14 10:07 AM

I paid the man on Friday.

StupidlyBrave 04-14-14 10:09 AM

You non-US people, don't be alarmed. It will be April 15 for you too.

Dan Burkhart 04-14-14 10:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave (Post 16669607)
You non-US people, don't be alarmed. It will be April 15 for you too.

Beware the ides of April?

no motor? 04-14-14 10:52 AM

I mailed my check in today. :(

Artkansas 04-14-14 10:53 AM

I thought this was going to be about Google Glass....








One benefit of having a one figure income last year is that I don't have to file.

no motor? 04-14-14 10:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Artkansas (Post 16669752)
I thought this was going to be about Google Glass....








One benefit of having a one figure income last year is that I don't have to file.

I thought it was another birthday for MP.

Artkansas 04-14-14 10:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by no motor? (Post 16669761)
I thought it was another birthday for MP.

Maybe someone should use their tax refund to buy Google Glass for MP as a birthday present.

skijor 04-14-14 10:58 AM

Taxes filed. Refund spent. On a bike...what else?!

RPK79 04-14-14 11:02 AM

Refund? Hah, I wish. I'll cut them a check tomorrow.

I-Like-To-Bike 04-14-14 11:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RPK79 (Post 16669794)
Refund? Hah, I wish. I'll cut them a check tomorrow.

I submitted my forms and payment online Apr 3 and the IRS collected the funds on Apr 4. Pretty efficient. Last year I was due a refund and my bank received it just a few days after I submitted the forms online. The only hassle with online submission is that W-2s and 1099 forms have to retyped on-line, copies of the original forms can't be submitted as attachments.

ModoVincere 04-14-14 11:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RPK79 (Post 16669794)
Refund? Hah, I wish. I'll cut them a check tomorrow.

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.

Zedoo 04-14-14 11:36 AM

With an eclipse. Two excuses for whatever you want to do that needs an excuse.

skijor 04-14-14 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ModoVincere (Post 16669856)
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.

True true. But it sure was nice this year having that "bike escrow" $$$.

no1mad 04-14-14 11:52 AM

FYI, tomorrow is Happy Hour all day long at Sonic- 1/2 price drinks and slushes.

trsidn 04-14-14 12:04 PM

TurboTax did mine back in February. Still haven't decided what to do with the refund.

3alarmer 04-14-14 12:06 PM

...I'm gonna get handcuffed at the local IRS office again this year.:o

roadfix 04-14-14 12:12 PM

I like to overpay a little every quarter with my estimated payments and overpayment is always carried over for the following year. As far as actual filing I usually file extensions and file during the summer using Turbotax.

Juha 04-14-14 12:20 PM

In Finland, we don't get no steenking refunds. All our taxes are belong to the state.

On the bright side, it's almost April 15th here already. And I'm not really complaining about taxes either.

--J

mrodgers 04-14-14 12:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skijor (Post 16669775)
Taxes filed. Refund spent. On a bike...what else?!

Same here. Sent federal and state in halfway through February and got the check the end of February. Sat on it for a few days because of sub zero weather and promptly ran to the bike shop on the first day above 20 which I think was March 1st. Picked my new Giant Escape 1 up on March 6th and ran up to the bike trail. 6 inches of ice and snow still so I figured I'd run around town a bit. At 22, that certainly wasn't for me and I rode around the block, packed up, and went home. Sat in the garage for a good while until we had a 45 and I could ride.

Just filed local taxes yesterday.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Juha
In Finland, we don't get no steenking refunds. All our taxes are belong to the state.

On the bright side, it's almost April 15th here already. And I'm not really complaining about taxes either.

--J

We have so many loop holes and credits here that most people way overpay for federal tax and then apply all the credits and get refunds. 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.) 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.) Spend $25-30,000 on a hybrid car to get a $7,000 tax credit. Those are just a few...

no motor? 04-14-14 12:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave (Post 16669607)
You non-US people, don't be alarmed. It will be April 15 for you too.

And the fourth of July in another few months. Eh?

Big_e 04-14-14 01:01 PM

Did my taxes Saturday. Haven't decided what to get with the refund yet. Maybe, I'll get a new bike or upgrade my phone, or get a good gaming computer.

Juha 04-14-14 01:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrodgers (Post 16670100)
We have so many loop holes and credits here that most people way overpay for federal tax and then apply all the credits and get refunds...

Same here with loopholes. I try to aim close to balance in my advance payments, as paying extra is just me giving a low interest loan to the man. Paying too little in advance would be preferrable, but anything close to balance either way is good enough for me.

--J


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