Just Me and My Tax Return Stuff

tax time
@HazySue (23721)
United States
January 26, 2017 11:48am CST
Well, it's that time of year again. Boy it seems to come faster and faster every year. The time of year when you are knee deep in papers and forms, hoping against hope that you have everything you need. Have you ever noticed how that one special little form or record is something that you just can not seem to find? It somehow evades you and makes the whole thing more work than it should be. This year everything I could possibly need for my tax return was thrown into a box as the year progressed. I do believe I have everything I will need to complete my taxes in one place (I hope). Have you thought about starting your taxes yet? If I don't start as soon as I receive all of my forms in the mail I find myself becoming one of those who have to request an extension. This year I am prepared (I think) and hope to wrap it all up by the end of January. Well, maybe. Image by Pixabay : pixabay.com/en/tax-forms-income-business-468440/
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@rebelann (42997)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Jan 17
The beauty of bein over 65 and not havin a real job is not havin to report what they already know .... now if I were to get a real job or get rich online then I'd have the same headache you do.
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@HazySue (23721)
• United States
1 Feb 17
Next year, unless I take money out of Money Market I will not have to file. Yea!!!
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• United States
12 Feb 17
I'll still be working at 65-- no retirement in my future @rebelann enjoy it while you can
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@rebelann (42997)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Feb 17
I didn't have a choice @enlightenedpsych2 mom was 93 and needed someone to be with her all the time. It could happen to you as well, unless you plan to put your parents in a nursing home.
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• United States
26 Jan 17
Soon as all the forms from pensions etc. comes in then we head to the lady who does our taxes.
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@HazySue (23721)
• United States
1 Feb 17
I find that the earlier they are done the better.
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• United States
1 Feb 17
@HazySue I don't like putting things off and the woman we go to only works three days a week and she books up fast.
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@HazySue (23721)
• United States
1 Feb 17
@AbbyGreenhill get her booked quickly. It's hard finding someone that is good.
• New Delhi, India
26 Jan 17
I hope you are able to fix it soon
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@HazySue (23721)
• United States
1 Feb 17
It will all be fine. I can't wait until they are complete.
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• New Delhi, India
2 Feb 17
@HazySue I wish you all the good luck
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@just4him (128384)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Jan 17
I'm still waiting on one form to come in the mail. Then I'm ready to get them done.
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@HazySue (23721)
• United States
1 Feb 17
I am not thrilled when I have to sit and wait for a form. I lie to get it over and done with. Hope it gets to you soon.
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@just4him (128384)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Feb 17
@HazySue I've got everything I need now. I just need to find the 'will to', to do it. I'll get it done and over with soon though as I hate letting it linger too long.
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@HazySue (23721)
• United States
4 Feb 17
@just4him it is hard to get started but once you do it will be over before you know it.
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@PatZAnthony (13118)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
30 Jan 17
It would be nice to have everything over with that early!
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@HazySue (23721)
• United States
1 Feb 17
It will be the first timke I have ever been able to finish them this early.
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@PatZAnthony (13118)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
1 Feb 17
@HazySue Good for you! Many of us have not even started.
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@HazySue (23721)
• United States
2 Feb 17
@PatZAnthony it looks like many are still waiting for much needed forms. Good luck with yours.
@JudyEv (136523)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Jan 17
Good luck with finishing up all your tax business. It is so easy to put it off but it isn't the best idea.
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@HazySue (23721)
• United States
1 Feb 17
Isn't that the truth. I'd rather do them and not have to have them popping up in my brain every now and then.
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@JudyEv (136523)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Feb 17
@HazySue Me too. I hate having something in the back of my mind that I mustn't forget to do or whatever. I'd rather do whatever it is and get rid of it.
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@HazySue (23721)
• United States
2 Feb 17
@JudyEv I now what you mean. I would rather just get it over with.
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@marlina (79588)
• Canada
1 Feb 17
We do not get all our papers until the end of February.
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@HazySue (23721)
• United States
1 Feb 17
I received mine earlier this year than I ever have. I am so glad I did.
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@marlina (79588)
• Canada
17 Feb 17
@HazySue That was a good thing.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
26 Jan 17
Thanks for the reminder I have to call my tax guy, he comes to my house and prints everything up for us before he leaves. I love not having to go out to get them done.,
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@HazySue (23721)
• United States
1 Feb 17
It's good you have someone you can trust to do them for you.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
1 Feb 17
@HazySue It is, he is an old friend and I like giving him my business.
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@JolietJake (51104)
• United States
26 Jan 17
I don't do any itemized deductions, so it is fairly simple for me.
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@HazySue (23721)
• United States
1 Feb 17
That's good. I find that medical bills help ours a lot.
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@HazySue (23721)
• United States
1 Feb 17
@LoriAMoore Ha, ha, ha
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@stbrians (15900)
• Kakamega, Kenya
26 Jan 17
You are really prepared for your tax
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@HazySue (23721)
• United States
1 Feb 17
For a change I am. Usually I am running around gathering papers I need.
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@stbrians (15900)
• Kakamega, Kenya
1 Feb 17
@HazySue Great job and a good start for February
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@UmiNoor (3594)
• Malaysia
28 Jan 17
Luckily I don't have to pay income tax. Good luck with getting yours done.
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@HazySue (23721)
• United States
1 Feb 17
Thanks, Turbo Tax makes it a whole lot easier.
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@Corbin5 (119113)
• United States
27 Jan 17
All documents needed have not arrived to our home yet. Also have to do my elderly Dad's taxes, so have to collect all necessary documents for him too. My husband does our taxes and utters bad words and sighs a lot while doing so.
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@HazySue (23721)
• United States
1 Feb 17
I do our taxes. My husband would have a breakdown if he tried doing them.
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@LadyDuck (181864)
• Switzerland
27 Jan 17
It's too early for us, we are going to receive our forms by the end of February.
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@HazySue (23721)
• United States
1 Feb 17
Good luck with them. I hope they are easy and stressless for you.
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@LadyDuck (181864)
• Switzerland
2 Feb 17
@HazySue Yes, they are easy form, but I am anyway stressed every time I fill the tax forms.
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@HazySue (23721)
• United States
2 Feb 17
@LadyDuck it can be stressful. For me the stress is worrying about entering something wrong.
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• United States
12 Feb 17
I am so glad my past filing late taxes stuff is behind me, now to concentrate on filing for last year as Independent Contractor--- ugggh no fun
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@HazySue (23721)
• United States
16 Feb 17
Yeah, I'm not thrilled with doing the Independent Contractor taxes. I wish the taxes were automatically taken out.
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• United States
16 Feb 17
@HazySue well it is a boring lesson to learn and a very limited budget paradigm to work from but it is what I do at this point of my life-- we'll get through it though
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@HazySue (23721)
• United States
17 Feb 17
@enlightenedpsych2 we always do, year after year.
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@Shellyann36 (11269)
• United States
1 Feb 17
We are still gathering ours. I normally do them every year with Turbo Tax, but this year is different. One of the close family friends of Keith's is going to do them for us this year. He promises we will get a good return. We shall see.
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@HazySue (23721)
• United States
1 Feb 17
I use Turbo Tax, they never let me down. Here's hoping you get that nice return.
27 Jan 17
i despise taxes.... and they stress me out every time
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@HazySue (23721)
• United States
1 Feb 17
This is the first year I haven't been stressed over the taxes. I guess I have had so many other things recently to stress over.
@toaqua (710)
26 Jan 17
adult stuff
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@HazySue (23721)
• United States
1 Feb 17
Adult stuff for sure.
@KrauseHome (35514)
• United States
12 Feb 17
Lately it does seem like it becomes a chore when it comes to filing Taxes. I file e-file myself and since we own our home, and I have my business there are always a lot of extra things we can claim, etc that a lot of many others cannot but even so sometimes the little extras can always be the added pain. We have not thought about starting our return yet but probably should soon.