Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Show Me My Money!

Most years at this time I am dreading my taxes and this year was looking to be pretty bad. Then it got worse as we went started.

Little did we know that a large tax preparation software that in no way sounds like ZerboZax had a glitch. In the beginning you are asked to input how much you received from the economic stimulus earlier in the year. The program reassured me that it would not effect our taxes. I do as HAL2000 says and after I enter all of out w-2s and 1099s I'm in the hole for over a grand. that has never happened before! By the time we finished we were owing well over $3000. Luckily I call my parents to ask a few tax questions and come to find out The eldest of the kids had a similar problem. We talk and come to find out that glitch was that when you enter your stimulus info it taxed it. The end around this little problem is to leave it blank. Once you go through your errors, put it then.

Since we bought a house we knew something was wrong and yet we were having problems with the deduction section. Finally I noticed a little check box in very small font "If you want to do it manually click the box." That wasn't exactly what it said, but close enough. All of the sudden we start seeing the large negative number drop and then we get the greatest section ever... First time home owners. Holy Crap did that give us some happy happy joy joy feelings. We are now getting money back. It's not tens of thousands, but enough to help us out and keep us a float for a few months longer.

We still owe the state, but I don't mind that as much right now. I feel like I should be wearing a top hat and monocle.


Shawn, Melissa, Nathan and Titus said...

If you wanted to wear a top hat and a monocle shouldn't there be a picture of Mr. Peanut and not the monopoly guy????

J Dog said...

True, but The Monopoly guy equals money. Mr Peanut equals... I guess working for peanuts.

Drew said...

Mr Peanut stands for salmonella!