So, our taxes have officially been filed and accepted by the Federal and State Departments of Taxation. This is the latest in my entire life I’ve ever waited to file. To make a long story short, I filed them myself. That decision was made after we visited Mr. Mess’s choice of a tax preparer and realized not only was the man about 120 years old, but he also wasn’t do anything special for the $280 he wanted. When he put all of the documents we had brought and put them in a folder, I made sure said folder was placed into my hands. Yay!
A few short days later, I have filed our taxes, gotten a confirmation that they were accepted, and all I need to do now is wait for the direct deposit. Into my savings account. He made his case for getting a portion of the return, even though it wasn’t nearly as much as he anticipated it would be. I still haven’t decided how much, if anything, I will give him.
Once I saw the $3K plus that I had to pay taxes and penalties on that he took from the retirement account, it effectively reduced the portion of the refund that I was thinking of giving him. Suddenly his pity party sob story about living paycheck to paycheck meant nothing. He had over three thousand dollars and a job. If he has already blown through it in not even 3 months (maybe that New Year’s trip wasn’t the best idea?), then that’s his problem.
Hope everyone out there in blog land is doing well!!!