Like Coffee Talk, but less funny.
Last night I was fooling around on The Nest and saw a link for TurboTax's TaxCaster. You grab your W-2's and 1099's and fill in the blanks. It has a little gauge that tells you how much you'll owe or get back, and as you fill in the blanks, the needle moves accordingly.
I plugged in my numbers, made up a few for Ryan (his employer is a little behind the 8 ball on getting out his paperwork), and almost shit myself when I saw we'd probably be owing. A lot. Naturally, I panicked and it's all I thought about last night as I laid in bed pretending to be sleeping.
Isn't the point of filing "0" so that the most taxes get taken out so you don't owe? I honestly have no idea how taxes work, which is why I send them to an accountant to taken care of.... and I know that I need to wait for Ryan's W-2 to get an accurate quote. In the mean time, I will continue to feel puke-ish. The lack of appetite is really going to help at tomorrow's WW weigh in.
This is the first time ever that I have (possibly) had to pay instead of getting back a refund check. I am sooooo not excited about it, seeing as we were going to use our refund as a "bonus payment" on our debts. I wasn't stupid enough to count my chickens before they hatched, but I certainly didn't count on owing. This is seriously messing with my world right now.
The past week or so
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