These are taxing times and it's tax time!

United States
February 2, 2017 11:06am CST
These times certainly are taxing and uncertain. It seems the US is making enemies of our friends yet sleeping with our enemies. All I can say is, God help us survive. Here in my little corner of the universe it's tax time. Since we pay to have our taxes done my part in tax time means putting the tax documents into a file folder as they arrive. My big job this morning was to go through that folder and group the various types of 1099's. (Interest, dividends, Income,etc.) I'm done - all it cost me so far was two paperclips! Now to call and set up an appointment. Are you ready for tax time? Photo: pixabay.com/en/bureaucracy-files-tax-consultant-1016207/
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• United States
2 Feb 17
I'm getting stuff together for tax time. Most of my stuff is together but I don't exactly know what I'll need to file my moms taxes since she passed away in 2016. I'll be so glad when all those loose ends are tied up and done with
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• United States
2 Feb 17
Before they get super busy you might want to call/go to IRS and ask them about your mom..and what you need.
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• United States
2 Feb 17
@AbbyGreenhill good idea. I don't want to leave it all to the last minute
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• United States
2 Feb 17
@Marilynda1225 they get grumpy near the end lol!!!?
• United States
2 Feb 17
Nope! Not ready, I still need to print the bank stuff & haven't gotten any forms yet. You're well prepared!
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• United States
2 Feb 17
Our bank mailed what we need. I just got my 1099 from my former company (pension) today - that was the last thing I needed. Where have you been???
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• United States
3 Feb 17
@AbbyGreenhill I haven't gotten anything except the bank in my email saying I need to print for tax. I have been hiding. No not really just haven't been in the myLot mood and popping in here & there. How are you??
• United States
3 Feb 17
@infatuatedbby Now that the leak didn't bankrupt us I'm great LOL! Enjoyed a few nice spring like days and now we're back to colder weather.
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@Susan2015 (21336)
• United States
2 Feb 17
Ours are already done and filed.
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• United States
3 Feb 17
I just got my 1099 today. My former company is so slow with this. I could have been done two weeks ago.
@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
3 Feb 17
I am still short some info
• United States
3 Feb 17
Are you filing joint with your former?
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• Centralia, Missouri
3 Feb 17
@AbbyGreenhill nope, going to do the married filing sep I guess, I wont remotely have access to his info.
@LadyDuck (171315)
• Switzerland
3 Feb 17
I am getting the documents ready, but I have nothing to do until beginning April.
• United States
3 Feb 17
I am going to call on Monday to make an appt...I finally have everything.
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@LadyDuck (171315)
• Switzerland
3 Feb 17
@AbbyGreenhill I keep everything ready, so I will not stress when it's the moment to fill the forms.
@celticeagle (119241)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Feb 17
I am retired and on SSI so no need to do any taxes. Enjoy yours though. I hope all goes with out a hitch.
• United States
3 Feb 17
We will have to pay this year I'm pretty sure - maybe Trump can give us a hint how not to pay!
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@celticeagle (119241)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Feb 17
@AbbyGreenhill ......Since he never does.
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@just4him (124348)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Feb 17
I am. I just need to sit down and do them.
• United States
3 Feb 17
I like having someone else do the work and print out the stuff....that way if a mistake is made its the prepare's fault.
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@just4him (124348)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Feb 17
@AbbyGreenhill I won't say I don't make mistakes, I have, but it has always been to my benefit, which is good. I like that they go over the taxes before paying out. At least that's what it feels like. Though most of the time I do pretty well. I also did it with Turbo Tax the last couple years and that program does all the calculating so mistakes are almost nil.
@jstory07 (69261)
• Roseburg, Oregon
3 Feb 17
I still need to find my tax return from last year.
• United States
3 Feb 17
I am going thru our old ones and destroying them year by year...only need 8 prior years and had abut 13....
@JudyEv (130583)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Feb 17
Now we're retired we don't have to do a tax return any more. They used to be a real pain.
• United States
3 Feb 17
The only pain is if you do the 'long form' and have a bunch of deductions..we can't do it that way any longer since we don't have enough medical (thank goodness) . We are retired and have to file taxes.
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@Daljinder (22072)
• India
2 Feb 17
Good luck taxing! Wall will be paid for slowly now.
• United States
2 Feb 17
I hope not.
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