Saturday, February 12, 2011
I finished my taxes today. I usually buy the federal Turbo Tax disk (not the state one) but this year you could do it all online and then pay for the protram at the end when you submitted the return. The federal one was pretty straightforward so I did that and e-filed. Fine. Meanwhile, they kept a running total for DE state taxes in the corner and offered to sell that program too. DE offers free online tax filing so I figured I would just do that like I always do and save the Turbo Tax fee. But when I finished the DE online taxes, it said I OWED money while Turbo Tax said I was due money back! What?! I compared both returns and the only difference was the tax amount from the table. Turns out, I filed JOINT on the DE state form (like always) while Turbo Tax reviewed the best filing option and found that "married filing separately combined" was the best option! Who would have guessed that? So I went back to the DE online form and changed the filing status and sure enough, getting money back! How "governmental" to have a filing status called "separate combined!" Works for me...
Posted by Shawn H at 2:15 PM
Friday, February 4, 2011
Though we could have stayed all day and listened to her stories, we had to leave. As we left I turned back and said, "By the way George, tell me about your sister Larry..."
Posted by Shawn H at 8:49 PM