Thursday, April 7, 2011

Taxes Shmaxes

With the deadline for filing just around the corner, I once again procrastinated and failed to file my taxes sooner rather than later like I had planned. I started them early on, but I never finished them. I suppose I should have just sat down and really made them a priority. At least I improved on my timing this year and didn't wait until the night before they were due! That's progress!
I chose easy!
Every year that I've filed taxes I've received a tax return. This year was no different and I'm happy to say that it's a good one! I've been using TurboTax for quite some time now and they make it so incredibly easy to e-file. As they take me step-by-step, I watch the ticker at the top and it's like I've won the jackpot! You should've seen me the first time my parents weren't claiming me as a dependent anymore...I literally woohoo-ed with joy when I saw those numbers increasing on my return! This year I kept my cool and silently woohoo-ed when I saw the numbers jump. I couldn't be happier. 

As much as I'd like to blow my return on, say, a new laptop, I'll be depositing it into my savings account so I don't touch it. No use spending it anyway until I need to. Besides, with my ever aging car, it's safe to say that I should probably start socking the moolah away just in case she decides she's tired and has had enough driving all these years. I'm praying she'll stick around (I'm more than a little attached to her) and we'll have a few more years of joy riding together. 

Anyway, if you haven't finished up your taxes...get it done! TurboTax baby!


***UPDATE*** I'm only following up because I was completely flabbergasted! After I finished on the TT website I received an email from them at 3:20 explaining that my e-file was successful and it takes between 24 and 48 hours for the government to process and accept the returns. At 3:32 I received another email saying the IRS had accepted my federal return and 14 minutes later my state return was accepted as well! 24-48 hours?!? Pssssssh...not for this girl! I didn't even have to wait half of an hour! Woohoo!!!

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