Friday, February 18, 2011

February Goal Accomplished

Although it was a bit depressing, we have finished and sent in our income taxes. Here are the highlights:

  • Being married is not beneficial - from a tax perspective. Uncle Sam apparently hates marriage.
  • I have always used Turbo Tax to do my taxes and get so excited when I see my green numbers flitter (upward, preferably). That did not happen this time. I only saw one upward flitter.
  • We had to start repaying our '$7500 Homebuyer Tax Credit' that Obama 'gave' us when we purchased our house in 2008. Oh wait! It wasn't a tax credit and it wasn't given to me! What they meant to say was 'Enjoy this interest free loan for the next two years. And thank you for paying it back for the next 15 years.' Seriously? I'm not going to get political here but Obama is stoopy. I miss you George W.
  • And, lastly, I wish I was still at an age where $1800 meant that I WAS FREAKING RICH.
That's all.

Have a great weekend!


  1. I think I would have worked that tax game several DIFFERENT ways. That's the awesome thing about Turbo Tax. You can prepare your taxes married, filing together, OR married, filing separately. Review it and see what works best.

  2. Darn that Uncle Sam. You'll just have to start popping out all those little dependents that you can claim. :-)

  3. :(

    How are you guys having taxes taken out of your checks? Depending on what you make you may want to continue filing "single-1", especially if you owed this year. We file "married-0" and got a little bit back but we're thinking about having at least one of us go back to "single-1". That means a little less money during the year but at least we won't have to worry about OWING.