Thursday, February 3, 2011
I paid my taxes today. Well, actually we already paid our taxes, but I let the Federal Government know that I needed a little bit back. Since the IRS is not sending me a form this year, and since my Credit Union/Bank is linking me to free Turbo Tax, I e-filed for the first time. It was an interesting process. I already knew that we don't have enough deductions to itemize any more. That's what happens when you are debt free. Somehow it doesn't make sense to get deductions because you owe money (i.e. pay interest), but no credit because you have all your bills paid. Oh, well. But Turbo Tax wanted me to go through the process anyway, so it took me about three hours to determine that I would claim the Standard deduction. In the process they kept trying to sell me a higher level tax form, for which I would have to pay. I've been doing our taxes for many years. It's not that hard, since we have no complications. Turbo Tax did it's best to make it a slow process, but I finally finalized the process and signed off. It's nice to get a refund. I finished about 3:45, and hurried to get to my exercises. That done, I checked the mail. Lucky me. I got another jury summons. More civic duty.