Post # 1
Bees, I just estimated my tax refund and both websites I used are coming up with over $2200!! I seriously was hoping for around $500, maybe MAYBE $700. I’m so hesitant to get my hopes up because it’s so much more than I expected lol
I know plenty of people get MUCH much more than that but considering I work part time and am still in school, that’s some serious dough for me! It’d take me over 2 months to earn that.
Just had to share my excitement! Did your returns come in higher or lower than expected?
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley
About the same for me, and FI is a little lower than last year (new tax bracket). But it’s still a nice chunk of change!
Post # 4
- Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN
@soontobemrsm11: You probably got credits because you do not make much money and you probably got a credit for your school fees and tuition.
I get a good bit back because I claim two of my 3 children, my ex claims our oldest. However, I do not get back as much as I would if I worked a job where I paid in on what I make every pay period, I am self employeed. So I have to pay some in but come out good because of the credits.
Post # 5
@soontobemrsm11: that is great! You get a big cut for being in school, so it could be from that.
Mine is literally HALF of what i expected boooooo. But at least I don’t have to pay.
I was in a higher tax bracket this year and claimed 2 (as I claimed 1 last year) so I guess I know why its lower but stillllll.
Post # 6
We’re going to get under $100 back I believe. We were planning on breaking even or paying so this was welcome news! We filed jointly and don’t have any kids.
Post # 7
I was shocked when we got $7300 back this year! We both claim 0 at work so they take out the max amount in taxes so we usually get a couple thousand back. But with us both in school last year we got much more. Good thing since that’s honeymoon money!
Post # 8
@taraelisabeth: WOW!! That’s amazing! I have zero idea what to expect from my SO, last year she got around $1500 but she was in school so I have a bad feeling about this year. She doesn’t though so who knows
@MrsUPS: yea I just did the turbo tax without submitting it (my grandmother files my taxes but I just wanted to see! lol) and I did get a good chunk because of school. I’m only 24 though so I won’t get the EIC and this year I’ll probably make too much for it. Go figure lol
@MrsBeck: dead on, awesome job! I know you’re supposed to aim for breaking even so that’s great!
@LMD: My SO is at the highest part of her tax bracket so there’s no way to lower it even if she maxed all retirement options. Totally sucky lol I’ll be in a new one for 2015 I think
Post # 9
We haven’t done ours yet, but nothing has changed from last year to this year and we still get to claim our PMI insurance on our mortgage so I would expect somewhere around 4k.
Post # 10
My company did a great job on my withholdings, but i have some capital loss carryforward and lifetime learning credit that will put me at about a $500 refund. I shoot for breaking even, but I’m pretty satisfied.
Post # 11
There isn’t an option for $1500-$2000, which is what mine would be.
This was my last year filing as single!! Woohoo!
Post # 12
@LilliePad: lol whoops! I’ll fix that =) yay for last year single!!
Post # 13
We are paying 🙁 We bought a new house this year and took out money in stock options for part of the down payment. It’s already taxed, but I guess the greedy government wants more! Lucky for my husband that we are married, if he was single, he’d owe 26k!
Post # 14
filing jointly, no kids. As of now it’s shaping up to be $3500, but we are waiting for the forms from our investments to come in, so not sure about that yet.
Post # 15
@soontobemrsm11: Too soon to tell. We don’t have all of our info yet.
Post # 16
I got about $3,300 dollars deposited into my checking account last week. It was a wonderful thing to wake up to!