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Posted: 2/4/2006 2:58:06 PM EDT
So I go to irs.gov and to the free efile thing. GRRRR! I did the whole H&R block site. Went through the whole thing. And then it asks for a GD Pin that I never set up. It never asked me to set up a Pin. WTF? Why does Uncle Sam have to make it so hard to take my money? Oh, and in the process of me trying to figure out this BS, I closed the critical window and now I can't log back in. A couple of hours wasted. I'm gonna just file a paper return....

A couple of observations while I was doing my now deleted return,
when asking for your spouses suffix....Ass should be an option.
is my spouse an exemption....OH HELL YESSSS! He's excempt from all that is holy!
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 2:59:04 PM EDT
H&R Block is the problem. Turbo Tax is the way to go.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 3:02:14 PM EDT
I just used Turbo Tax online for Federal and NY. It was so easy, with itemized deductions I finished both in 1 hour. I went with the intention of just checking it out because it is free to use for all military ( Go through Onesource for anyone interested ). Instead I finished both of my returns.

Oh yeah this is Joe proof filing!
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 3:03:04 PM EDT
I used Turbo Tax and printed out the finished forms and will mail everything in.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 3:08:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dport:
H&R Block is the problem. Turbo Tax is the way to go.



Yep, just sent mine off. Only getting 4000 some odd bucks back.
There was an offer to get Lowes gift certificates. $100 card for 90 bucks...got 30 cards. That with my 20% off cupons from e-bay will save quit a bit of money on the new office I'm adding on.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 3:12:21 PM EDT
www.taxact.com free online figuring or downloadable program..Free filing. Did my tax Tuesday, got my return yesterday.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 3:13:47 PM EDT
Sent mine in Tuesday Night on Turbo tax..State Refund arrived Friday AM
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 4:32:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By txwxgirl:
So I go to irs.gov and to the free efile thing. GRRRR! I did the whole H&R block site. Went through the whole thing. And then it asks for a GD Pin that I never set up. It never asked me to set up a Pin. WTF? Why does Uncle Sam have to make it so hard to take my money? Oh, and in the process of me trying to figure out this BS, I closed the critical window and now I can't log back in. A couple of hours wasted. I'm gonna just file a paper return....

A couple of observations while I was doing my now deleted return,
when asking for your spouses suffix....Ass should be an option.
is my spouse an exemption....OH HELL YESSSS! He's excempt from all that is holy!



That's weird, I used it this afternoon and everything was good to go.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 4:35:37 PM EDT
Been using turbotax for years. Getting about 4K back. Due 2/17. No problems whatsoever.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 4:54:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1shott:
I used Turbo Tax and printed out the finished forms and will mail everything in.



+1 I don't do no steenkin rebates
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 9:22:41 PM EDT
I finally figured it out. I should be blonde! But geez, do they have to make it so difficult?
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:55:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PsyWarrior:
Getting about 4K back.



Getting 4K back of your tax overpayment! People always focus on their refund or what they have to pay at the time of filing. I used to be the same way. I was happy to get a few thousand back. But then I started looking at how much I had actually paid in taxes, and not the refund itself. Talk about a buzz kill! I think one year I paid over $25,000 in income tax (before kids and a big ass mortgage.) Sure I got a refund that year, but so what!

Fracking IRS....
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 11:01:32 PM EDT
Alrighty then, so how can I keep from paying too much in taxes so I dont' recieve such a big return? We paid in 520 and my return will be 4699. ?
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 11:10:05 PM EDT
I'm getting $103 back
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 11:20:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By txwxgirl:
Alrighty then, so how can I keep from paying too much in taxes so I dont' recieve such a big return? We paid in 520 and my return will be 4699. ?




Dont even get me started on that.

All I will say is I dont believe anyone should get a refund LARGER than what they paid in.

Thats all.

Enjoy my money.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 11:31:08 PM EDT
I did the free online TurboTax and had no problems. I did both Federal and State.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 12:18:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1shott:

Originally Posted By txwxgirl:
Alrighty then, so how can I keep from paying too much in taxes so I dont' recieve such a big return? We paid in 520 and my return will be 4699. ?




Dont even get me started on that.

All I will say is I dont believe anyone should get a refund LARGER than what they paid in.

Thats all.

Enjoy my money.


I agree. Seriously. I'm not going to fuss about recieveing extra money though. The only way out of it that I see is earing enough.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 12:43:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dport:
H&R Block is the problem. Turbo Tax is the way to go.



+1. Used the web verstion of TT last year, and it just imported all that crap for this year. Took about 5 minutes to verify and efile.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 12:54:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/5/2006 12:57:03 AM EDT by OFFascist]

Originally Posted By 1shott:

Originally Posted By txwxgirl:
Alrighty then, so how can I keep from paying too much in taxes so I dont' recieve such a big return? We paid in 520 and my return will be 4699. ?




Dont even get me started on that.

All I will say is I dont believe anyone should get a refund LARGER than what they paid in.

Thats all.

Enjoy my money.



I think she means that she got a refund of $4699, because $5219 was withheld but she only ended up paying $520 taxes.

You are assuming that she had $520 withheld and she got $4699 back.

I'm thinking she wants to know how she can have less money withheld so that instead of getting a refund that she can just not have it taken out of her paychecks.

I've always heard that its just better not to have anything withheld so that you could just put it in a savings account or invest it in something that will earn you some more money and then just pay what you owe in taxes. Because if the government is withholding it they sure as hell arent going to give you any interest on what they owe you.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 3:20:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By OFFascist:

Originally Posted By 1shott:

Originally Posted By txwxgirl:
Alrighty then, so how can I keep from paying too much in taxes so I dont' recieve such a big return? We paid in 520 and my return will be 4699. ?




Dont even get me started on that.

All I will say is I dont believe anyone should get a refund LARGER than what they paid in.

Thats all.

Enjoy my money.



I think she means that she got a refund of $4699, because $5219 was withheld but she only ended up paying $520 taxes.

You are assuming that she had $520 withheld and she got $4699 back.

I'm thinking she wants to know how she can have less money withheld so that instead of getting a refund that she can just not have it taken out of her paychecks.

I've always heard that its just better not to have anything withheld so that you could just put it in a savings account or invest it in something that will earn you some more money and then just pay what you owe in taxes. Because if the government is withholding it they sure as hell arent going to give you any interest on what they owe you.




Nope The way she wrote it, she paid in $520 and thanks to deductions(kids) and more than likely the EIC she is getting back $4699, it happens alot.

Link Posted: 2/5/2006 3:21:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By txwxgirl:
Alrighty then, so how can I keep from paying too much in taxes so I dont' recieve such a big return? We paid in 520 and my return will be 4699. ?




Change your W4 withholding at work.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 3:52:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1shott:

Originally Posted By OFFascist:

Originally Posted By 1shott:

Originally Posted By txwxgirl:
Alrighty then, so how can I keep from paying too much in taxes so I dont' recieve such a big return? We paid in 520 and my return will be 4699. ?




Dont even get me started on that.

All I will say is I dont believe anyone should get a refund LARGER than what they paid in.

Thats all.

Enjoy my money.



I think she means that she got a refund of $4699, because $5219 was withheld but she only ended up paying $520 taxes.

You are assuming that she had $520 withheld and she got $4699 back.

I'm thinking she wants to know how she can have less money withheld so that instead of getting a refund that she can just not have it taken out of her paychecks.

I've always heard that its just better not to have anything withheld so that you could just put it in a savings account or invest it in something that will earn you some more money and then just pay what you owe in taxes. Because if the government is withholding it they sure as hell arent going to give you any interest on what they owe you.




Nope The way she wrote it, she paid in $520 and thanks to deductions(kids) and more than likely the EIC she is getting back $4699, it happens alot.



I'm glad she's at least working and trying to support her and the kids, there's alot that won't.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 4:12:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DirtyDan:

I'm glad she's at least working and trying to support her and the kids, there's alot that won't.




Yes that is a good thing. But it is also expected.

The tax code needs to be changed.

Link Posted: 2/5/2006 4:16:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PsyWarrior:
Been using turbotax for years. Getting about 4K back. Due 2/17. No problems whatsoever.



You should look at changing your witholding. Thats $333/month you could use during the year.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 4:17:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/5/2006 4:23:56 AM EDT by The_Reaper]

Originally Posted By 1shott:

Nope The way she wrote it, she paid in $520 and thanks to deductions(kids) and more than likely the EIC she is getting back $4699, it happens alot.




It isn't possible to get back more back than you paid in.

There are credits and deductions. But you are never credited for more than you paid in,
and deductions only apply to what you have earned and would be taxed on.


Edit: May be wrong here. I'm looking into it.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 4:18:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By OFFascist:
I've always heard that its just better not to have anything withheld so that you could just put it in a savings account or invest it in something that will earn you some more money and then just pay what you owe in taxes. Because if the government is withholding it they sure as hell arent going to give you any interest on what they owe you.



You need to have some witholding. If the amount of money that you have to mail in after filing your return is a certain percentage of your total tax liability, the government will assess a penalty.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 4:52:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:

Originally Posted By 1shott:

Nope The way she wrote it, she paid in $520 and thanks to deductions(kids) and more than likely the EIC she is getting back $4699, it happens alot.




It isn't possible to get back more back than you paid in.

There are credits and deductions. But you are never credited for more than you paid in,
and deductions only apply to what you have earned and would be taxed on.


Edit: May be wrong here. I'm looking into it.





Yes it is possable, happens all the time. Thats what I dont agree with.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 5:15:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:

Originally Posted By 1shott:

Nope The way she wrote it, she paid in $520 and thanks to deductions(kids) and more than likely the EIC she is getting back $4699, it happens alot.




It isn't possible to get back more back than you paid in.

There are credits and deductions. But you are never credited for more than you paid in,
and deductions only apply to what you have earned and would be taxed on.


Edit: May be wrong here. I'm looking into it.


You're wrong. You've been able to get back more than you paid since the first Clinton term. It was Clinton's brilliant idea to use the tax code as a form of welfare.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 8:13:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dport:

You're wrong. You've been able to get back more than you paid since the first Clinton term. It was Clinton's brilliant idea to use the tax code as a form of welfare.



Ahh yes, the brilliantly titled "Earned Income Tax Credit".
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 8:17:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By H46Driver:

Originally Posted By dport:

You're wrong. You've been able to get back more than you paid since the first Clinton term. It was Clinton's brilliant idea to use the tax code as a form of welfare.



Ahh yes, the brilliantly titled "Earned Income Tax Credit".


Yep he just forgot two little letters: "UN."
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 9:07:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/5/2006 9:12:23 AM EDT by Scollins]

Originally Posted By 1shott:

Originally Posted By txwxgirl:
Alrighty then, so how can I keep from paying too much in taxes so I dont' recieve such a big return? We paid in 520 and my return will be 4699. ?




Dont even get me started on that.

All I will say is I dont believe anyone should get a refund LARGER than what they paid in.

Thats all.

Enjoy my money.



+1

(Not directed at you txwxgirl, but at the fracking IRS, AGAIN!)

And yes, it is entirely possible to get far more than you put in. The child tax CREDIT (not a deduction) is $1,000 per child. A credit means it comes right off the tax bill, even if you didn't pay that much. It doesn't cap out either, although it is reduced as income goes up. So that family that had octuplets? Yep, the get an $8,000 credit off their tax bill. Again, a credit, not a deduction. They also get the standard deduction for each of those kids. So it is entirely possible ot have a ZERO tax liability, get everything back that you paid in, AND get additional money back from the government!

And who says we don't fucking live in a socialist society????


Link Posted: 2/5/2006 9:11:49 AM EDT
aww how cute, a girl trying to make use of technology
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 9:15:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
aww how cute, a girl trying to make use of technology




damn that was good.....
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 4:13:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
aww how cute, a girl trying to make use of technology



Thibbt, I figured it out, finally...
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 7:17:45 PM EDT
I am getting a refund this year and just changed my allowances using the W-4 form for 2006. The payroll department should be able to tell you how much each additional allowance will reduce your tax withholding for the year. You can work out how much you'd get back per paycheck. Uncle Sam doesn't care about how many allowances you have as long as he gets his money and you correctly report your dependents on your tax return. I am going from 0 allowances to 3 to almost eliminate my refund.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 7:23:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PsyWarrior:
Been using turbotax for years. Getting about 4K back. Due 2/17. No problems whatsoever.



I've used tubotax for the web through taxfreedom.com for 5 years, but this year they changed the software and it sucks ass. I used H&R blocks software (free too) and it was way better, turbosuck can blow me from now on (H&R also got me $500 more!).
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 7:24:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/5/2006 7:27:39 PM EDT by Chairborne]

Originally Posted By 1shott:

Originally Posted By txwxgirl:
Alrighty then, so how can I keep from paying too much in taxes so I dont' recieve such a big return? We paid in 520 and my return will be 4699. ?




Dont even get me started on that.

All I will say is I dont believe anyone should get a refund LARGER than what they paid in.

Thats all.

Enjoy my money.



+1 thanks for the charity


Not to mention it doesn't matter that I had 5 months tax free (in a fawking combat zone) and could have been paid back more than I paid in. I have no rug rats so my return got cut off at exactly what I paid in, regardless of deductions and credits.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 12:28:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By txwxgirl:
Ass should be an option.
is my spouse an exemption....OH HELL YESSSS! He's excempt from all that is holy!


BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ............holy crap,thats funny!!!
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 12:37:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:

Originally Posted By 1shott:

Nope The way she wrote it, she paid in $520 and thanks to deductions(kids) and more than likely the EIC she is getting back $4699, it happens alot.




It isn't possible to get back more back than you paid in.

There are credits and deductions. But you are never credited for more than you paid in,
and deductions only apply to what you have earned and would be taxed on.


Edit: May be wrong here. I'm looking into it.



Boy are YOU in for a shock!
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 12:42:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dport:
H&R Block is the problem. Turbo Tax is the way to go.



Yup, especially if your in the Army. Cant beat free.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 12:43:53 PM EDT
Here is a warning for turbo tax and other online filings.

You may have the IRS send you a letter saying you owe them money.

I filed in 2003 w/ TT. The e-filing does not send in all supporting docs. I had a loss to write off, but since they did not get a few forms, they did a cost basis of zero, and said I owed them $3200

SO I had to dig out my shit and send that in too.

They say it happens ALOT.

TXL
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