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Old 02-28-11, 11:44 AM
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Long story short:

Last year I got a tax refund for around $4700.

Things were pretty much the same this year other than the addition of Alicia. Sooo, I planned on getting at least $4000 back this year.

Just got a call from the accountant and for a variety of reasons I'm getting back roughly $1000.

I know something is definitley better than nothing and there are probably a lot of people who would be extatic to get an extra $1000. It's not that I'm not grateful for the $100, our problem is we "counted our chickens before they hatched".

I was planning on paying off some debts, putting some away for saving and the kicker; tearing up the carpet in the living room and dining room and putting down wood floors.

I guess next year I'll be more cautious and not have the money "spent" before I even have it!
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Old 02-28-11, 02:01 PM
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Ugh-that stinks! I have been there! Dh and I went through years of thinking our withholdings were ok and needing to pay once tax time came around. Something about our individual salaries putting us in a certain bracket, but the total taken together "bumped us up". It really stinks when you expect a certain amount and get much less!!
I personally would rather get nothing back and have the money in my paycheck, but that is another story for another thread!
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Old 02-28-11, 02:15 PM
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Sorry that's really a kick to find out at this point. Hopefully you can save some up and still do some of your projects.
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Old 02-28-11, 02:26 PM
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Wow, that's a big difference.

I'm with Beth. We try to make it even so we don't get much, if anything, back. This year we actually OWE for the first time ever...but only $88. So we almost hit the nail on the head.
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Old 02-28-11, 02:32 PM
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All in all that's what happened, I got more back monthly, which I don't mind at all.

What pisses me off is we planned on the larger amount and had some things we really wanted and needed to do. It's totally my fault for not keeping tabs on all the tax stuff.
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