Post # 1
Guys! I made my wedding budget completely overlooking the fact that tax season takes place smack in the middle of my planning. I knew I had to file, but whether I’ll get anything back can be a crap shoot sometimes. I was starting to get a little stressy and then after last-minute filing (today, I’m not ashamed, lol), I learned the my refund is about half my wedding budget! That plus our savings and we’re good to go! No credit cards (as I had expected), no loans (as I was dreading). and heading on our honeymoon without an ounce of debt. I’m so happy I could screeeeeam!!!
Post # 3
Wooo! Debt free makes things so much better!
Post # 4
Thats awesome! Our wedding isnt until next year, but we’re getting our tax refunds back RIGHT when we’ll be making final payments. I was so happy when I realized that.
Post # 5
That’s so great!! And on top of it, it was forgotten and unexpected!! Even better!! We bought a new to us John Deere tractor with our refund, we call him Big John. 🙂
Post # 6
That’s awesome!! Now I’m jealous, my return got eaten up by car repairs :/
Post # 7
@allyfally: As an accountant, I just wanted to chime in…in an ideal situation you should actually not receive or owe the government any money come tax refund time… getting a huge refund is basically saying that you just gave the government an interest free loan for the year! (ie – you are receiving money back that you shouldn’t have given in the first place) So if you really want to maximize your funds try to find that equilibrium.
BUT of course it’s still exciting to get a nice lump sum of money when you weren’t expecting it 🙂
Post # 8
@soy: girl, equilibrium…*sings* it could alllll be so simpppllllleeee
Listen, I claimed $8k in mileage ALONE. It’s real out here.
Post # 9
This thread made me LOL bc I work for the IRS.
Post # 10
@Overjoyed: That’s great news! I was so glad when I found out my married status applied for the whole tax year so I got back a pretty hefty check this year. Sometimes being an adult isn’t so bad.
Post # 11
@Overjoyed: good for you!!! thats awesome… thats how were paying for our wedding with our taxes every year. makes things alot easier.
Post # 12
Ugh, we got back less since we filed jointly. Yay for marriage penalty.
Post # 13
Love the title of your post.lol.happy that you will be receiving a refund 🙂
Post # 14
My FI lives in the US and he got his back yesterday or today, I kid you not, he was happier than when I said yes lol No just kidding but he was seriously jumping up and down!! I have a question, how does being married affect taxes?
Post # 15
That’s awesome! Love tax season!