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Johnny Utah
02-08-2009, 08:07 AM
I lucked out this year with my house in Utah and my move to Cali...I'll be getting $2200 back from the Feds and Cali owes me $750. Not too bad if you ask me.

Possible purchases with said tax monies....

-Engagement ring down payment
-Pay off my paltry $400 AMEX bill
-Buy new wheels for the Bimmer
-Maintenance items on Bimmer

We shall see.....

Mancinderblockpig
02-08-2009, 08:10 AM
Like 200 :rofl:

okbeast
02-08-2009, 08:12 AM
Hopefully somewhere in the $500 range, prayin...

Bruce
02-08-2009, 08:14 AM
being that i do not have a job per say, i do not do taxes. But since my dad is an long distance truck driver he got back around 7,000 last year.

Johnny Utah
02-08-2009, 08:16 AM
...............But since my dad is an long distance truck driver he got back around 7,000 last year.

:Whoa:

Bruce
02-08-2009, 08:19 AM
you get so much back per day you spend above and below the mason dixon line. Expenses vary buy you can get money back on mini fridges, meals etc.

okbeast
02-08-2009, 08:22 AM
you get so much back per day you spend above and below the mason dixon line. Expenses vary buy you can get money back on mini fridges, meals etc.

It's weird how the taxes are done on the mileage checks too, got a buddy who gets paid mileage on top of salary and he's getting a ton back from that.

theholycow
02-08-2009, 01:46 PM
So far all I've gotten are piles upon piles of forms. I've probably got a dozen W-2/1099/etc forms. Then I get to file in two states. When it's all said and done, everybody gets a chunk of my pie but me.

Johnny Utah
02-08-2009, 04:23 PM
So far all I've gotten are piles upon piles of forms. I've probably got a dozen W-2/1099/etc forms. Then I get to file in two states. When it's all said and done, everybody gets a chunk of my pie but me.

YOu having a CPA do the work or trying it yourself?

I used Turbotax for the second time on this last one. It was extremely user friendly and still cost less than HR Block or one of the other tax prep services.

theholycow
02-08-2009, 05:17 PM
I've usually done it myself using http://www.olt.com but this year I might consider some other options (Turbotax, CPA, whatever). I imagine Turbotax is similar to olt.com but more expensive, but I'll probably try it anyway. Does the program allow you to do the whole thing and they just don't charge unless you file through them?

Johnny Utah
02-08-2009, 06:10 PM
I've usually done it myself using http://www.olt.com but this year I might consider some other options (Turbotax, CPA, whatever). I imagine Turbotax is similar to olt.com but more expensive, but I'll probably try it anyway. Does the program allow you to do the whole thing and they just don't charge unless you file through them?

Yeah, it doesn't charge until the end. The good thing is, you can write-off the costs of doing your taxes on the following years taxes. So $30 for Turbotax really isn't much. If you get a CPA or go through HR Block or something, it will be an easy $150....especially if you have more than 1 W-2

theholycow
02-08-2009, 06:24 PM
I thought write-offs are only for businesses. For all that paperwork, I should be running a business, but I'm not.

Johnny Utah
02-08-2009, 06:30 PM
I thought write-offs are only for businesses. For all that paperwork, I should be running a business, but I'm not.


There is a huge amount of stuff you can deduct.

For example, I deducted my moving costs for my new job which included to corporate apartment I lived in, moving truck, and gas to move. I also claimed a trip to D.C. for a job interview, including the airfare and rental car.

You can claim tax preparation expenses as well. I was able to do all this through Turbotax...if you look at Turbotax Deluxe you can try it out on the web....if you like the results, then pay at the end.

theholycow
02-08-2009, 06:46 PM
There is a huge amount of stuff you can deduct.Deduction = write off? I thought they were different.

if you look at Turbotax Deluxe you can try it out on the web....if you like the results, then pay at the end.

They sent me a CD, for whatever that's worth.

Johnny Utah
02-08-2009, 06:50 PM
Deduction = write off? I thought they were different.



They sent me a CD, for whatever that's worth.

I thought they were the same...meh, whatever, you know what I mean now.

I would try the online version...it really was easy.

Shaggy
02-08-2009, 06:57 PM
Is the stimulous happening this year?

Johnny Utah
02-08-2009, 07:20 PM
Is the stimulous happening this year?

I'm being stimulated....:rockit:

Mauro
02-08-2009, 10:21 PM
Might get about 1500 back :D Our CPA charges us $85....its worth it for her signature on the bottom in case we ever get audited :D

Johnny Utah
02-08-2009, 10:31 PM
Might get about 1500 back :D Our CPA charges us $85....its worth it for her signature on the bottom in case we ever get audited :D


That is a huge plus if you have complicated returns to do. Luckily mine haven't been too challenging and I can back up everything on this years since it was a little screwy.

Shaggy
02-08-2009, 10:41 PM
Mine is way to complicated. :nono:

nboylie
02-08-2009, 11:47 PM
I am not sure yet, No T4 until mid-late feb.

Corey
02-09-2009, 01:01 AM
I don't get money back, i've got to pay about a grand :gunner:

stonehenge
02-09-2009, 01:41 AM
Im gonna get abou 1300 and like 45 from state :roflsquared: Teh munies are paying for my new tires/wheels and the rest is going towards debt :(

Johnny Utah
02-09-2009, 03:14 AM
Im gonna get abou 1300 and like 45 from state :roflsquared: Teh munies are paying for my new tires/wheels and the rest is going towards debt :(

So if the Helos are gone, what's next?

stonehenge
02-09-2009, 03:19 AM
I got some MB Rockers and I like them SO much more. I was afraid I'd hate them and want black again but so far they are proving superior.

Johnny Utah
02-09-2009, 03:19 AM
Pics?

stonehenge
02-09-2009, 03:23 AM
besides some cell pics, this is all i got:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/gardobus/DSC02174NEW.jpg
Still only a 3" BL though :bawl:

Johnny Utah
02-09-2009, 03:28 AM
OOooh I like. If I had a truck still, I would have eventually gone with some 20" Rockstars....

stonehenge
02-09-2009, 03:30 AM
OOooh I like. If I had a truck still, I would have eventually gone with some 20" Rockstars....

iz u 4srs?

I still don't like rockstars except on rare occasions. So far though I'm loving these polished rockers and the ATZ Plusses wrapped around them. Can't wait to wash the truck and get everything nice and shiny and get some quality pics.

Johnny Utah
02-09-2009, 03:35 AM
Yeah, it was never gonna happen, but it would have been decent looking I think.


You need clears in the front!!!

stonehenge
02-09-2009, 03:44 AM
Yeah its just another thing on the list. I want clear corners, some new headlights/signals that are more clear, and some HIDs. I was planning on painting the grille/toolbox/rails but now i think they go well with the wheels

Johnny Utah
02-09-2009, 03:45 AM
Yeah, I think if you're gonna have some chrome you might as well leave some as well.

stonehenge
02-09-2009, 03:58 AM
Yeah I'm happy with it for now. I think my next move is a damn step, tired of jumping. Probably a simple one-foot kinda thing in black to make it more subtle.

nboylie
02-09-2009, 04:38 AM
Mine is going to pay off my credit card.