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February No Spend: Free Tax Return

February 4th, 2016 at 04:55 pm

We are on a roll so far! Wednesday was another no spend day for all of us here. I'm 99% sure today will be no spend as well. It's possible that coworker dinner is tonight, but my husband didn't think so. We are having leftover Five Bean Chili soup, salad and cheese bread for dinner.

I had my yogurt and coffee for breakfast. I opened a cat of tuna (shared some with the cats) and made a tuna salad sandwich for lunch. I may need an apple later to tide me over to dinner. My husband and daughter took their packed lunches.

I logged onto Military One Source, to get access to the free online tax preparation software. It's with H&R Block. It came up with a refund of $375! I thought we would OWE around $300. Apparently I'm not including something or calculating the American Opportunity Tax credit right. I do trust the calculations for the most part. To ease my mind before filing I may enter some things in another software program (for free) to confirm. Once I feel confident I have it all right, I will efile. Now that I have a refund I'm much more motivated to get our taxes complete!!

The refund will get saved initially. However, I may toss it at this years tuition bill, buy an airplane ticket or put it in our home furnishings budget. It will be useful at least!

Did you do your taxes? Refund or owe? Did you pay to have your tax return calculated? How much did you pay?

4 Responses to “February No Spend: Free Tax Return”

  1. livingalmostlarge Says:

    We might actually get a refund this year from overpayment. We usually owe.

  2. VS_ozgirl Says:

    I have either worked at accounting firms (13 years out of my 17 year working history) or filed electronically through the government website so only lodged with an accountant once (had to pay $125), the rest of the time paid $0!

  3. Kiki Says:

    I should get a refund this year because of buying the house and the business expenses. I am anxious to file to get the money back and calculate how the withholding needs to be adjusted but also because I was one of (millions) who ID was taken with the government hack. I want to get it in before someone files a fraudulent return.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I like to do my taxes in a couple of different programs before actually filing - just to double and triple check myself. I'm still waiting on a few things before I can fully file, but it looks like I may owe.

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