Rain on my parade

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  1. Cactusflower

    Cactusflower Pied Piper of Ponies

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    Ok, funny story. Well, it wasn't funny at the time, but now I'm so relieved I can laugh about it.

    I was doing my taxes for 2017 and discovered I owed $19,000. I was freaking the flip out about it, because I've been out of work for over a year and that would clear me out. I thought something was wrong and knew it had to do with my severance pay amount. I had been through this once before. My financial company screwed me a few years ago and I ended up owing $10,000. I naturally assumed something similar had happened.

    Anyway, I was going over the numbers, double checked everything and I couldn't see anything wrong. I went over it a third time with another person and we noticed I missed the most important check box, the income tax deducted amount, which cleared the amount owing and left me with a refund.

    I've never been more happy to make a stupid mistake.
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  2. Leave a Whisper

    Leave a Whisper Resident Feather-brain

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    I'd call them and find out what's going on? Something sounds fishy.
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  3. Cactusflower

    Cactusflower Pied Piper of Ponies

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    As it turns out, it was a data entry error! I'm getting a refund. I can't even say how happy I am right now.
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    Leave a Whisper Resident Feather-brain

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    Yes! I'm happy for you! I'm glad you trusted your instincts and double checked!
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    Gingerbread Festive FelizNavidad Pony Staff Member Moderator

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    Yay! Pony money LOL

    I hate doing taxes, if only we could claim pets as dependents! I spoil Frank as much as anyone does their human child!
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    Leave a Whisper Resident Feather-brain

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    Just uh...put him in a baseball outfit and glasses. :tongue:
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    Tak Tak has left the building.

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    I'm so glad to hear it ended up ok. :) I had a similar problem ages ago that took two years to fix.
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    This is why I pay an accountant to do my taxes for me. It stresses me out much too much, I’d rather give that stress to someone who understands it better than me. Lol
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    Uftaki Dollar Store Baby Fakie

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    Glad to hear things worked out okay! Always a good idea to double and triple check... especially with a second set of eyes that can catch what you missed! Yay for refunds!! :D

    I'm the same as Skybreeze, though. I pay an accountant to do my taxes, too; they know their job, and everything regarding filing taxes, etc... Way less stress! (lol) If you can afford it, it's a very convenient/ease-of-mind option. ^_^;
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  10. evilbunnyfoofoo

    evilbunnyfoofoo My shoes are laced with irony Staff Member Moderator

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    My Poopsie does the taxes, she's the brains of the outfit. I hate filling out forms, I just go blind looking at them.

    Sadly her pay raise put us in a higher tax bracket, meaning we pay even more. It sucks.
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    Skybreeze BBE Pony

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    Tax season is when you realize that a pay raise can really suck. Lol I remember when my ex got a big raise and went up a lot into the next bracket and he was so sad when he saw his tax documents. Ha ha good times.... (it’s funny because we’re no longer together and I can now laugh about it rather than worry.)
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  12. Cactusflower

    Cactusflower Pied Piper of Ponies

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    I'm way too cheap to pay someone to do something I can do myself. The hard part for me is just getting all my receipts together. Putting in the numbers is actually the easy part. I use the free software which is really good (as long as you don't miss any boxes ;))

    Crossing income brackets sucks. Sometimes it's better to stay in the lower bracket. I've been in the big bracket for quite a few years and it's deflating to see a third of your income disappear into the abyss.
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    I'd be making so many mistakes like that if I didn’t have the other half to do our taxes. Luckily, he’s a huge weirdo who loves numbers and paperwork! Good for you, adulting hard!

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