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April 15th... semi on... semi off topic...(13 posts)

April 15th... semi on... semi off topic...Akirasho
Apr 14, 2003 9:03 PM
... just finished up my federal return for post in the morning... and filed state return electronically.

Who else has procrastinated in filing their returns...


What cycling goods will you buy with your refund... or sacrifice with your payment?

I'm gonna pay off some of the debt recently incurred on two new sets of wheels (404 and Alps)... yeah, I waited till the last moment to get a refund!!!

Be the bike.
I didn't procrastinate on filing although no new.....Juanmoretime
Apr 15, 2003 2:16 AM
toys for me with my refund. Its' being used for the family contribution portion of tution for my daughter's first year of college this fall.
Apr 15, 2003 3:25 AM
both my checks in mid-march.

As always; no cycling goods with the $$; rather invest in my daughter's future.
Apr 15, 2003 4:01 AM
All done....Have to send in 3. Feds, state I work, and state I live in.
what a pain,Steve_0
Apr 15, 2003 7:17 AM
when my wife worked, she was out of state. 3 returns. In addition, the city she worked in charged income tax. Which was deductable on our residing state's return. But not to exceed a percentage of our property tax.

Refund??? what the heck is a refund???PaulCL
Apr 15, 2003 5:45 AM
I haven't had a refund in over ten years. So, how do you get one of those from the feds???

This year cost me $2000. I hate (and I really mean HATE) writing those SOB's a check every year. But I do believe the best tax situation is to owe them under $500. That way, the government hasn't used my money all year.

In the spirit of complete honesty (are we talking taxes here??), I usually get a refund from the state and owe the feds. The brilliant minds in the revenue office of the state of KY overcharge me every single year. With the financial position that my in this year, I'll be lucky to see that refund before August.

As for bike effect. I'm not buying anything major anyway. I did just buy two $19.95 jerseys from last week. I should get them next week.

Be safe. Pay your taxes - it gives you the right to b*tch and moan about the government. Paul
Breaking Awaysoup
Apr 15, 2003 6:56 AM
My favorite scene in Breaking Away is when the college kid tries to return the used car-- REFUND?!!??!!

$8 from Feds, $600 from State (UT). Go figure. nmBrooks
Apr 15, 2003 7:48 AM
re: April 15th... semi on... semi off topic...FTMD
Apr 15, 2003 6:14 AM
Sacrifice. Could have purchased a custom ti frame, Record 10, and chi-chi wheels with the $ I sent in. I don't make a ton of money, just have a goofy employment situation.
refund? how did you manage that?tarwheel
Apr 15, 2003 7:12 AM
The last few years, I've received refunds totalling about $200-400 from the feds and $600 from the state. This year -- after the so-called tax cut -- I owe the feds $442 but still get back $600 from the state. What's going on here I don't know. But it seems like I remember last fall, when Congress/Bush sent everyone the $600 tax rebate, hearing that it wasn't really a refund but an advance on the next year's tax bill. So, if they hadn't sent me that stupid check last fall, I would be getting my usual refund instead of owing more money to Uncle Sam.
refund? how did you manage that?Sharkman
Apr 15, 2003 10:18 AM
but that means you got the money earlier rather than later, so you are ahead on that score
new floors for the bike stuff :( (nm)ColnagoFE
Apr 15, 2003 7:44 AM
no toysRJF
Apr 15, 2003 10:21 AM
I did manage to get my returns in real early this year, and with a combination of e-filing and direct deposit, I had my refund in about 10 days.

The money -- more than it should be because I screwed up my witholding this year -- is going towards our complete kitchen remodel. Complete custom hand-made cherry cabinets, granite countertops, new appliances, etc. I could buy a fleet of custom Record-equipped titanium bikes with what the remodel is costing me.