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Offline Southernized Yankee

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Tax returns
« on: February 14, 2017, 11:26:24 AM »
Tis the season of confusion and questions.. Though I'm sure in past posts every year in reverse, the topic of you worked hard to get what you deserved but got screwed in the end while others reaped has been repeated. This year is no exception. My wife went and had our taxes done yesterday. Now I won't say any exact figure of our returns but it's below $1100 combined. Here's what pisses both of us off. Granted I've been out on medical for some time but I do get a few "cash under the table" jobs here and there helping my former neighbor with roofing jobs. My wife she works 65hrs/week driving a semi for Budweiser. She works hard, slings her own freight (5'6"/123lbs), and never complains. She was talking to a receiver at a supermarket who knows a certain person we know as well. This certain person who's literally only worked maybe 3 days this past year, has EBT, and state help for utilities is bringing in almost $8000 in returns this year!!! She's got an ole man though they're not married and he works legitimately, newer Tahoe and new Corolla, plus 2 kids. Did we miss the stop for free money somewhere along this route we call life?!?!
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    Re: Tax returns
    « Reply #1 on: February 14, 2017, 11:46:56 AM »
    i think there is too much unknown to even say much. do you have 2 kids also? there is probably other tax credits and breaks that they get for kids. also without knowing what her ole man is making it would be hard to compare his to yours. he could be working for minimum wage at some store for all you know compared to your wife who is working 65hours/week which could put you guys in quite different tax brackets.
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    Re: Tax returns
    « Reply #2 on: February 14, 2017, 12:10:06 PM »
    He works construction, I know him very well too. He makes almost the same as my wife and is required by his company LWR to work a minimum of 60hrs
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    Re: Tax returns
    « Reply #3 on: February 14, 2017, 12:14:26 PM »
    you have to see how much they're withholding. the return means nothing; it's the total paid per year.
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    « Reply #4 on: February 14, 2017, 07:05:10 PM »
    I'm not sure about the specific scenario you're describing, but yes there are people who get a hell of alot more money "refunded" to them than they paid in. It's something to do with Earned Income Credit, usually involves having kids, and Yes it's a crock of bullshit.

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    Re: Tax returns
    « Reply #5 on: February 14, 2017, 08:31:45 PM »
     The only comment I wanna make is.... I had around 15k in deductions alone that with insurance, state, Federal, all that good sh@$... Damn I worked many of weeks just to pay for that..

     

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