View Poll Results: How much is your tax return? (or how much do you owe?)

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  • Getting back $1-$250

    2 5.26%
  • getting $250-$500

    4 10.53%
  • getting $500-$1000

    6 15.79%
  • getting $1000-$2500

    3 7.89%
  • getting $2500-$5000

    5 13.16%
  • getting greater than $5000

    5 13.16%
  • owe $1-1000

    5 13.16%
  • owe $1000-$3000

    2 5.26%
  • owe $3000-$6000

    1 2.63%
  • owe greater than $6000

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    Re: How much is your tax return? (or how much do you owe?)

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I paid close to 3k. I took some investment money that actually did well to make up for my partner not working all year.

    I still don't understand how he didn't work a day in 2009 and still got over $2200 back from the feds. It just doesn't make sense to me. I suppose it was all education credits.
    All education credits. My fiance finished about dead even but then added in college costs and textbook costs and it tacked on about 4000 for 5500 in costs.

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    Re: How much is your tax return? (or how much do you owe?)

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I paid close to 3k. I took some investment money that actually did well to make up for my partner not working all year.

    I still don't understand how he didn't work a day in 2009 and still got over $2200 back from the feds. It just doesn't make sense to me. I suppose it was all education credits.
    Did you guys have any section 1250 losses? What do his K-1s look like? There are a number of ways you can not have any earned income yet still get refunds. Or he simply didn't have taxable income and made $2200 in estimated payments. Or he didn't have taxable income and $2200 is a credit from last year. I keep going if you want on reasonable ways he got that kind of refund without working.
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    Re: How much is your tax return? (or how much do you owe?)

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    How the **** do people get so much money back??

    I paid like $20k in taxes in 2008 and got about $600 back. **** you guys and your big ole tax returns. **** you straight to hell.
    ****, even $600 would seem like a big ole return to me! Hell, I'd almost consider it a return if that's all they wanted from me.
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    Re: How much is your tax return? (or how much do you owe?)

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I still don't understand how he didn't work a day in 2009 and still got over $2200 back from the feds. It just doesn't make sense to me. I suppose it was all education credits.
    WTF?!?!?! I'm going to grad school and I still have to shell out a **** ton of cash at the end of the year. How does someone who doesn't work get money back, while I'm doing the same thing while working but I have to pay?
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    Re: How much is your tax return? (or how much do you owe?)

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    How the **** do people get so much money back??

    I paid like $20k in taxes in 2008 and got about $600 back. **** you guys and your big ole tax returns. **** you straight to hell.
    I'm an accountant. It's what I do.
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    Re: How much is your tax return? (or how much do you owe?)

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Did you guys have any section 1250 losses? What do his K-1s look like? There are a number of ways you can not have any earned income yet still get refunds. Or he simply didn't have taxable income and made $2200 in estimated payments. Or he didn't have taxable income and $2200 is a credit from last year. I keep going if you want on reasonable ways he got that kind of refund without working.
    I'm not a tax professional and I have no idea what any of that is. All I know is took a stack of papers to the lady that does my taxes and came home with a grin on his face. I went to the same lady with a stack of papers and came home crying.

    I'm just generally bitter and hate him every time I think about it.

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    Re: How much is your tax return? (or how much do you owe?)

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I'm not a tax professional and I have no idea what any of that is. All I know is took a stack of papers to the lady that does my taxes and came home with a grin on his face. I went to the same lady with a stack of papers and came home crying.

    I'm just generally bitter and hate him every time I think about it.
    I don't even know him, and I'm generally bitter and hate him when I think about it.
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    Re: How much is your tax return? (or how much do you owe?)

    I adore my CPA. That's where I think you guys are missing out. Get a good CPA and they look out for you. When you buy a house, make invvestments, put away money for retirement, you should be giving them a call and letting them know what you're doing and what are some of the tax implications. She works for my general interest and always looks for the most deductions to apply each year with the tax codes and changes. She even brought up royalties this year that I didn't receive, which I've had for the past 6 years and asked if I forgot to send them. Just for that, I sent a small thank you. These people are there for your benefit and will represent you if the IRS ever comes a knocking. You'd want to have a good relationship with your CPA in the future.
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    Re: How much is your tax return? (or how much do you owe?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    I adore my CPA. That's where I think you guys are missing out. Get a good CPA and they look out for you. When you buy a house, make invvestments, put away money for retirement, you should be giving them a call and letting them know what you're doing and what are some of the tax implications. She works for my general interest and always looks for the most deductions to apply each year with the tax codes and changes. She even brought up royalties this year that I didn't receive, which I've had for the past 6 years and asked if I forgot to send them. Just for that, I sent a small thank you. These people are there for your benefit and will represent you if the IRS ever comes a knocking. You'd want to have a good relationship with your CPA in the future.
    Oh, I've got a good CPA. It's the unfair burden placed on the self-employed where I get slammed. If I was w-2ed, I'd be paying a good deal less than what I do even though I'd be making the same income. That's messed up, IMO.

    I only take the legit deductions. I could probably do better if I "played the game", as one "conservative" recently put it, but that wouldn't sit well with me on a personal, moral level.
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    Re: How much is your tax return? (or how much do you owe?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Oh, I've got a good CPA. It's the unfair burden placed on the self-employed where I get slammed. If I was w-2ed, I'd be paying a good deal less than what I do even though I'd be making the same income. That's messed up, IMO.

    I only take the legit deductions. I could probably do better if I "played the game", as one "conservative" recently put it, but that wouldn't sit well with me on a personal, moral level.
    As an aspiring CPA, it seems the system was designed to be played. Look at it as a strike against progressive taxation.
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