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user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Jan 28th '13
Quoting Blair Waldorf (SuperKink):" Did you use turbo tax? I find that they walk you through every step pretty effectively. Also, a standard ... [snip!] ... 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."


Yes, I'm using TurboTax and this is our first married year. I was 'single' last year.

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Jan 28th '13
Quoting J+D=4:" is he salary or does he work contract? my mom gets screwed every year because she is considered contract."


Hourly.

Amy {OneGirl, TwoBoys} 3 kids; Cincinnati, Oh, United States 24257 posts
Jan 28th '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [13 wks]:" I don't pay for childcare, and I haven't received my 1098-T yet, but it's not going to make that much of a difference."


DHs 1098t added 1500 to our refund

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Jan 28th '13
Quoting PinkyMcGee:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee [13 wks]:</b>" ?"</blockquote> There ... [snip!] ... have enough deductions to itemize then the standard is typically larger thus giving you a larger return. It's worth a try."


Hmm... I don't know if it gave me the option for a standard deduction, but I'll browse around for it. All I know is I spent hours entering in every little expense and it didn't help us at all.

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Jan 28th '13
Quoting Amy {OneGirl, TwoBoys}:" DHs 1098t added 1500 to our refund"


I didn't pay tuition in 2012. I graduated at the end of 2011. I know my student loan interest won't make that much of a difference for us. Maybe like $3 or something.

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19630 posts
Jan 28th '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [13 wks]:" Yes, I'm using TurboTax and this is our first married year. I was 'single' last year."


Have you hit the "file" button yet or are you still messing with it?

----&& 2 kids; Scituate, Rhode Island 3903 posts
Jan 28th '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [13 wks]:" Hmm... I don't know if it gave me the option for a standard deduction, but I'll browse around for it. All I know is I spent hours entering in every little expense and it didn't help us at all."


I used turbotax and it straight up told me that we'd get more back filing standard than itemized. But if you still haven' t actually filed you can go play with it and switch and see what it does.

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Jan 28th '13
Quoting Blair Waldorf (SuperKink):" Have you hit the "file" button yet or are you still messing with it?"


I'm still messing with it. I just switched it from filing jointly to filing separately and I get back almost 2k more!

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Jan 28th '13
Quoting ----&&:" I used turbotax and it straight up told me that we'd get more back filing standard than itemized. But if you still haven' t actually filed you can go play with it and switch and see what it does."


No, I haven't actually filed yet. I said that in the OP, but I'm just entering in stuff right now.

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19630 posts
Jan 28th '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [13 wks]:" I'm still messing with it. I just switched it from filing jointly to filing separately and I get back almost 2k more!"


Yeah you gotta see how it works best for you. Filing separately versus filing jointly. Also his income could be putting you in a higher tax bracket. And look for that standard deduction versus itemized and see if that helps.

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Jan 28th '13
Quoting Blair Waldorf (SuperKink):" Yeah you gotta see how it works best for you. Filing separately versus filing jointly. Also his income ... [snip!] ... could be putting you in a higher tax bracket. And look for that standard deduction versus itemized and see if that helps."


I'm looking for it and I don't see it.

Tricia♥ [+4Boys] 4 kids; Indiana 5818 posts
Jan 28th '13

Filing on taxact.com almost doubled our return...

Meli ❤ 1 child; Don't worry about it, CA, United States 31144 posts
Jan 28th '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [13 wks]:" 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."


Oh I totally understand. It is about helping others, I love to help others & I find much joy in it. I am sorry :( is it all of the being on your feet? I know my mom has issues with that, she is trying to find a desk job as a nurse so she can get off of her feet a bit. She does case management some days which gives her a little break from being on her feet but still isn't enough.

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

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee [13 wks]:</b>" I'm looking for it and I don't see it."</blockquote>



When i was playing with mine and was reviewing it (before i put in all deductions) it popped up with a message saying wed get more using standard and asked if i wanted to switch. Once i put in all the deductions and reviewed it the message never poppes up. So maybe its not showong u standard because ull get more itemizing.

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

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee [13 wks]:</b>" I'm looking for it and I don't see it."</blockquote>




I file on taxact and it starts with the standard and asks if you want to itemize... I'm not sure how turbotax works though:-/