Saturday, February 21, 2009
Let me tell you how it will be. There's one for you, nineteen for me.
I did my taxes this morning. One of the benefits of having a laptop is that I can sit in bed and drink tea and do my taxes. So that was lovely.
This year was not the anal raping last year was. A short version of last year's tax hell: when I worked at my job in college, I was a very underpaid intern. So I was exempt from taxes. Then a year later when I came back to work at my job, I refilled out all my forms, and went on my merry way.
Well, in March '08 when I was doing my 2007 taxes, I realized that my company filed my forms incorrectly and I was still exempt from state taxes and owed the state $1100. Ouch. It was miserable, and for the record, those miserable aloof fuckers in HR or payroll never once apologized for screwing this up. (I'm intentionally refraining from using my company's name, because while I am pissed off at them to this day... I like being employed)
So I've spent the last year or so paying this off, which has had its ups and downs and stress, to say the least. I am finally paid off, a year ahead of schedule, which is good.
This year, when doing my taxes, I was anxious (but understandably so) that something would go wrong. Federal, I got a small refund, and State, I also got a small refund. I'd like to think that next year it'll be a bigger refund, because last year I was still exempt until March, so in 2009 I'll have 12 months of paying taxes. Federal is always low, which is annoying, but not sure what I can do other than refile my forms or what have you.
Anyways, in conclusion, I don't owe my savings to the state. I will not be receiving angry letters from the state threatening legal action this year (that's a true story), I still think HR is a bunch of aloof bitches, and I won't need to call Tobias my analrapist for support.