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PinkyMcGee Due July 2; 2 kids; Orange City, Florida 293 posts
28th Jan '13

Did you try taking the standard deduction instead of itemizing? Sometimes it can make a huge difference in your return.

Amy {OneGirl, TwoBoys} 3 kids; Cincinnati, Oh, United States 24256 posts
28th Jan '13

did you qualify for the EIC? thats what gave us a lot of our money, that and DHs college credit

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65151 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting DJ Tanner:" How is it only 21k?! In WV DH brought home 47k as a asn RN. You guys need to move where pay is better because you're getting ripped off!"


Yeah, it f**king sucks. Mind you, I didn't get my license until late February, but it's still pathetic.

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65151 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting Amy {OneGirl, TwoBoys}:" did you qualify for the EIC? thats what gave us a lot of our money, that and DHs college credit"


Nope. We made about $200 too much.

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65151 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting Ꭶwan♥Nem
Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65151 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting PinkyMcGee:" Did you try taking the standard deduction instead of itemizing? Sometimes it can make a huge difference in your return."


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IDGAF ❤ 1 child; Don't worry about it, CA, United States 30611 posts
status 28th Jan '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [13 wks]:" Yeah, it f**king sucks. Mind you, I didn't get my license until late February, but it's still pathetic."


That sucks :( I am sorry. You deserve to be paid more.

Ꭶwan♥Nemo 1 child; Kansas City, Missouri 7416 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [13 wks]:" ?"


yeah thats what I was trying to say. If you itemize you usually get way less than doing a standard return.

DJ Tanner 1 child; 5016 posts
28th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee [13 wks]:</b>" Yeah, it f**king sucks. Mind you, I didn't get my license until late February, but it's still pathetic."</blockquote>



I didn't start working until August and made 15k or something. We haven't gotten our W2's yet. I'm serious. I would be looking somewhere else. How much do you make per hour?

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65151 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting ❥ Meℓi:" That sucks :( I am sorry. You deserve to be paid more."


Yeah, it's not even worth all the bullshit I have to deal with. Don't get me wrong, it's not about the money, but my job is making me physically ill and I'm just over it.

PinkyMcGee Due July 2; 2 kids; Orange City, Florida 293 posts
28th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee [13 wks]:</b>" ?"</blockquote>




There are two ways to file; with the standard deduction and itemizing your deductions. If you don't have enough deductions to itemize then the standard is typically larger thus giving you a larger return. It's worth a try.

Momma +2 Girls 2 kids; Indiana 3612 posts
28th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee [13 wks]:</b>" I filed our taxes today and I'm kind of disappointed. I was hoping to have enough to pay off one of my ... [snip!] ... a full-time RN was only about 21k. Pretty pathetic, huh? I guess I should be grateful that we don't have to pay federal, too..."</blockquote>




I feel this way every year. Everyone else gets back $5-$10k and we get back like $1200 for a family of 3. Our income put us in a higher tax bracket or something so even though we paid like $8000 in taxes we dont get back hardly any of it. If we didnt itemize wed only get like $500. It reallt is disappointing so i definitely understand where youre coming from.

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [13 wks]:" I filed our taxes today and I'm kind of disappointed. I was hoping to have enough to pay off one of my ... [snip!] ... a full-time RN was only about 21k. Pretty pathetic, huh? I guess I should be grateful that we don't have to pay federal, too..."


Did you use turbo tax? I find that they walk you through every step pretty effectively.



Also, a standard deduction can sometimes give you back more than itemized if you don't have enough deductions.



And it also depends on how much DH made last year and how much you guys were paying in throughout the year. If you were in their system as married, you didn't pay in as much as you would if you claimed as single and then filed as married at the end of the year.

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65151 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting DJ Tanner:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee [13 wks]:</b>" Yeah, it f**king sucks. Mind you, ... [snip!] ... or something. We haven't gotten our W2's yet. I'm serious. I would be looking somewhere else. How much do you make per hour?"


You don't want to know... but I started my current job in May and I made 16k at that one. Pathetic.

J+D=4 4 kids; Beverly Hills, California 14683 posts
28th Jan '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [13 wks]:" He's an electronics tech. He builds circuit boards and what not."


is he salary or does he work contract? my mom gets screwed every year because she is considered contract.