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LawFive
01-22-2007, 09:23 PM
...and since I've already received my interest statements, etc., I guess it's time to file the ole 1040 and get my $3 back.

I've lucked out the last few years: haven't had to pay a lot, but OTOH I haven't received any big refunds either.

Just wondering who here files right away in order to spend your refund? Who waits until the last second? Anyone here drive it your return up to the Post Office at 11:30pm on 4/15??

deltachi8
01-22-2007, 09:25 PM
If i have to pay, even $0.01, i won't mail it until the night of the 15th. Otherwise, i file soon just to get it over with. (I actually e-filed last Thursday).

Yachtzee
01-22-2007, 09:34 PM
I think if you have a refund coming, common sense says you should file ASAP. You could be using that money or investing it rather that letting it sit with the government. On the other hand, wait until the last day if you have to pay. No sense in letting the government have an interest free loan. They're already getting that from the people who wait to file and have a refund coming.

George Foster
01-22-2007, 09:41 PM
I wait until 4/15.

Ltlabner
01-22-2007, 09:46 PM
...and since I've already received my interest statements, etc., I guess it's time to file the ole 1040 and get my $3 back.

I've lucked out the last few years: haven't had to pay a lot, but OTOH I haven't received any big refunds either.

Just wondering who here files right away in order to spend your refund? Who waits until the last second? Anyone here drive it your return up to the Post Office at 11:30pm on 4/15??

Sounds like you have your witholdings figured just about right. You don't want to get a big refund (because you just loaned your money to the government without getting any interest for it). OTOH if have too little witheld you might get forced into quarterly payments and you most definatley want to avoid that.

But as others have posted, if I am getting a refund the taxes go in as early as possible. If I owe, they are sent out at the last minute.

RedFanAlways1966
01-23-2007, 08:52 AM
I file ASAP with the feds and state b/c I get a refund. My city has a 2.5% income tax (where I work it is 2.125%, so I owe the city); therefore, I wait until April 15 to pay the difference.

Part of the refund will be spent on the new REDS jersey. :)

oneupper
01-23-2007, 09:08 AM
I e-filed my S-Corp's 1120S last week. Still waiting for my bank and broker info to do my 1040.

If I have a refund coming, I'll request just a part of it and roll over the rest for next year's taxes. That way I don't have the hassle of estimated taxes every quarter.

Jaycint
01-23-2007, 09:16 AM
I filed about 3 days ago, I like to get it out of the way early. Unfortunately I owe the great commonwealth of kentucky about a Benjamin. :(

The federal money WILL be paying for a new Reds jersey, now I just gotta figure out who to get that will be here for a while. I will not get Pokey Reesed again!

Heath
01-23-2007, 10:25 AM
3 dependents - but my wife made some more money this year than I remembered.

Should get a little back.

redsmetz
01-23-2007, 10:50 AM
I always file it ASAP so I can work up that darn FAFSA for my kids in college, plus the refund always helps.

Highlifeman21
01-23-2007, 06:18 PM
Who files taxes?

Resist the machine!

beb30
01-23-2007, 06:30 PM
How do I get my W-2 from a company I quit from at the end of May of 2006? Is it possible I already got it before this month?

KronoRed
01-23-2007, 07:18 PM
Who files taxes?

Resist the machine!

Enjoy prison :devil:

KittyDuran
01-23-2007, 08:03 PM
How do I get my W-2 from a company I quit from at the end of May of 2006? Is it possible I already got it before this month?Isn't it the law that W-2s have to go out on or by 1/31? Also, make sure that former company knows your address (if you moved).

Red in Chicago
01-23-2007, 08:27 PM
Enjoy prison :devil:

even al capone couldn't avoid it:evil:

vaticanplum
01-23-2007, 08:45 PM
How do I get my W-2 from a company I quit from at the end of May of 2006? Is it possible I already got it before this month?

They would not have sent it to you before anybody else; you'll get yours at the same time that everybody still working there does. Call to make sure they have your current address.

Handofdeath
01-23-2007, 09:23 PM
I usually get a big refund so I send it in ASAP. I work in a public library and we carry tax forms and it is funny the amount of people on April 15 asking for that 4868(extension) form.

traderumor
01-23-2007, 09:48 PM
Enjoy prison :devil:Do they have DirecTV with the Extra Innings package? Of course, part of the sentence is you are not allowed to flip the channel when Milton is in launch mode :evil:

Heath
01-24-2007, 06:20 PM
Do they have DirecTV with the Extra Innings package? Of course, part of the sentence is you are not allowed to flip the channel when Milton is in launch mode :evil:

Reminds me of the old David Letterman Top Ten List - "The Top 10 Signs You are in Hell" - Number 6 was - The only 4 channels show reruns of "Who's the Boss" followed by "all-new" episodes of "Who's the Boss"

:D

dman
01-24-2007, 10:37 PM
I work for the State so they always have a knack for bending their employees over and waiting until the very last minute to send out our W-2's.