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Taxes: Good News

February 16th, 2013 at 06:43 am

Finally, I was able to complete our taxes correctly, after using a fourth online software program. You can look back at earlier posts to get an idea of the problems.

Thanks to Looking Forward's suggestion, I used FreeTaxUSA.com to complete both our Federal and State returns. Federal is free. State is $9.95. I wanted free, but I less than $10 is very reasonable. I had no problem with this program, but did have to manually input our sales tax deduction information from the IRS website, which other sites were calculating for me...one them wrong unfortunately!

We are even with our state, no money owed, no refund. This is because my husband's military is exempt from taxes in this state, which I love! We are getting a $442 refund from Federal, primarily due to paying a VA mortgage premium this year with our new loan. If not for that we would have owed $271.

The refund will be going towards the truck loan when it arrives. I would expect to have it by the end of the month. I also have scheduled a $300 principal payment on the truck, which will not arrive until Tuesday because President's Day. I'll update the loan balance when it hits the account.

I was able to cash in my Swagbucks last night for a $25 deposit in my Paypal account. I have earned $50 in gift cards and cash since February 1. I sure appreciate those of you who are my referrals for helping me earn more Swagbucks in the last couple days. Smile

3 Responses to “Taxes: Good News”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    Glad you go the taxes sorted out. I was getting frustrated for you on my end, so I can't imagine how bad it was on yours!

  2. Looking Forward Says:

    I am so glad that site worked so well for you. Smile I have never used anything else (except pen & forms).

  3. scfr Says:

    Happy for you! I think the $9.95 was money well spent to get it over and done with.

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