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Oh Boy, Tax Refund!

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by oatsoda, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. oatsoda

    oatsoda Puck of Paradox Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Well...

    Have a chance to get a 2013 Custom Shop Telecaster Pro Closet Classic in the white blond. Hefty price tag, plus would put have to add a MIM strat I never play towards it. It would be my first Fender CS guitar. Very tempted. Already have 3 USA Teles, but no CS.
     
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  2. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Senior Stratmaster

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    For a long time, I've been using tax software on my PC to do my taxes. I just haven't wanted to bother doing all of it by hand.
    A long time ago, I saw a "simplified tax form" hanging in an office that just had 2 boxes:
    - How much money did you make last year?
    - Send it in

    Do you have dual citizensihp? One time when I was unemployed, I was also lightly considering jobs elsewhere, including Canada (because hey, why not?). I found that if you still have US citizenship (including dual citizenship), you'd still have to also do taxes in the US, even if you're only working in Canada.
     
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    LPBlue "That Guy", again...dammit! Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I am Canadian with an absolutely savage accountant (her mom was my accountant before her passing) who claims and wins for me every year with a good refund...she could rip a penny in four pieces with her bare hands and I love her for it!:cool:
     
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    It may be that my brother's return is more complicated because he's not a US Citizen. It's also possible that his financial affairs are more complicated than I thought. I don't know. What I do know is the fact he had revenue coming in from the UK made it a lot more complicated.
     
  5. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Gold Member

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    New US 1040 Really EZ income tax form.

    Box 1) How much did you make.
    Box 2) Deduct a dollar for postage and send the rest to the Infernal Revenue Service.
     
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    TaxHawk program makes most US tax filing simple.
     
  7. oatsoda

    oatsoda Puck of Paradox Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Yes.
     
  8. Robins

    Robins Dr. von Loudster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    That reminds me I will get some money back in a few weeks.
    I always think about what I can buy from that money (it will be a good bunch of money this year) but in a few days my wife will clear that for US xD

    Life is good,
    Robin
     
  9. charby

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    I'm in the same situation, waiting to get my tax return and then its guitar shopping time!
     
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    Oh crap, that reminds me...
     
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    hmmmm I've been doing my own taxes since I was 18 on turbo tax or h&r block online... usually only takes about 15 min
     
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    Next time I speak to him, I'll ask him what was so difficult. The fact that he's a UK citizen, working for a Spanish company who sent him to work at their US operation may well have a lot to do with it... :sneaky:
     
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    Yeah we are waiting till the end to file since we owe over $4K this year.
     
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    I'm getting my first refund in over 20 years. Not enough to buy a guitar. Some pedals, maybe.
     
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    oatsoda Puck of Paradox Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Well, NGD! 2013 CS closet classic. Had all the swag unopened too, which I am going to open and enjoy. Love the oiled neck, pups sound great, and set up almost how I like it. T- rod may need a half turn, but will wait a few days before I do. Dude threw in a few extra pick guards too, including the black one which was stock.

    Anyway, stoked with the guitar, and also about having a spouse who says things like I work hard, and should get to enjoy having some nice things. Feels very affirming, plus I've had the hots for her since we were 15.

    Might do a NGD thread after I get some more pics another time. Hope you who are able to be a little silly with part of your refund have as much fun doing it as I did.
     
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    Congratulations!
    You have lent money to to the government for the past year, AND RECEIVED NO INTEREST!
     
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    omahaaudio Senior Stratmaster

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    Tell him to use Turbo Tax. It'll figure all that out for him for less than $100.
     
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    I always owe a little. On purpose. No free loan to Uncle Sam from me.
     
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    I lent money to the bank for the last year and received enough interest to buy a couple of beers.
    That argument worked when Carter was President and interest rates (and mortgage rates, and inflation, and unemployment) were all above 10% and you could actually see a noticeable increase in your balance (though it wouldn't keep ahead of inflation).

    I'd rather get a modest refund and not have to worry about owing. I was very happy that I was set up this way when my wife's disability was rolled from a private insurance source (tax free) to SSDI, and since I make more than $30k, 80% of her disability is taxable.
     
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