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jocal Donating Member (87 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:29 PM
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!!!! TAX TIME !!!!
Damn. No football and the weather sucks.

Might as well knock 'em out this weekend and be done with this for another year. Plus, maybe I'll get my refund back quicker so I can get one of those groovy little stars by my name.

Have a good and safe weekend everyone! jocal
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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:30 PM
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1. I just worked mine out before dinner
Gawd I love doing fuzzy math :evilgrin:
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jocal Donating Member (87 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:51 PM
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11. Indeed
I wish we could just "ballpark-it".
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goodboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:31 PM
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2. Did mine two days ago I OWED 1300 FUCKING DOLLARS, BUSH! WHERE'S MY
FUCKING TAX CUT YOU LAME BASTARD????????????????????????????
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jocal Donating Member (87 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:41 PM
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7. That sucks !!
I don't mind paying, but an amount like that has got to sting. You should get rich so you can get a tax cut.... :mad:
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goodboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:52 PM
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12. that's what I told my tax preparer....
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central scrutinizer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:35 PM
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3. I don't have all of my documents yet
still need a couple of 1099's and receipts on some charitable contributions. I always do them as soon as possible and if I get a refund, send it off immediately, otherwise wait until April 10 or so. I hate giving bushco an interest free loan so I usually underwithhold and end up owing a few hundred.
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jocal Donating Member (87 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:43 PM
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8. You are smart to wait
Ours are pretty straight forward this year and I've got all my stuff. Last year I wanted to get an early start, but did it before I had all my info. So I got to do it twice. What fun!!
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:43 PM
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4. Got my refund today!
Spent almost every dime of it paying off various assorted bills, etc. Money in, money out. Sigh.
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jocal Donating Member (87 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:49 PM
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10. Depressing, I know
We've got ours earmarked already for when we receive it and I can tell you that not one thing that money is going to is going to be even remotely fun.... :nopity:
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:46 PM
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5. I'm not expecting a refund. Our appointment with the accountant
is at the beginning of March, but I'm sure we won't file until April 15.
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jocal Donating Member (87 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:45 PM
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9. No refund = No hurry
I don't blame you one bit.
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prole_for_peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:21 PM
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6. As an accountant, I really hate this time of year.
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 07:26 PM by kmlewis
I get to work very long hours to make the partners rich and I get to deal with clueless clients that just don't understand they we can't get them out of every penny they may owe. Some of these guys make many hundreds of thousands of dollars and get upset because they owe $10,000 or less. I hate them. I pay my damn taxes, they need to pay theirs.
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jocal Donating Member (87 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:58 PM
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13. I'm impressed
I have admired folks in your field ever since I took Accounting 101 eons ago. Well, I say "took" but I only lasted about 5 minutes once the professor said that we're going to add debits and subtract credits.

But...but.... I'd had a checkbook for years and I knew that you subtracted debits and added credits. I could prove this because the was a minus (-) sign in the debits column and a plus (+) sign in the credits column of the register.

Worlds collided as I could not wrap my brain around that concept until later when talking to a buddy (an Accounting major) about it and he explained that a checkbook is a liability and on that side of the accounting equation, that you reversed the action on debits / credits.

It still doesn't make sense to me, but it did when he explained it.
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prole_for_peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:05 PM
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14. I was confused at first too.
I used to work in a bank so it was the other way around. I didn't understand the accounting method when I took into to accounting. It made sense after I got a job in an accounts payable department that led to an assistant to the controller spot. That is when I finally started making good grades in my accounting classes.
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jocal Donating Member (87 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:18 PM
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15. Practice makes perfect
I did go back and complete the class (barely), but it just never registered with me. It was especially frustrating because I had always been good a math so I went assuming that it would be a snap.

What you said makes sense, though. It seems like the type of thing that might become natural with practice and experience.

There is no substitute for real-world experience. I've never had a class that even came close.
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