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Tax returns are coming and I am looking forward to them. Hopefully I get some money back that I can reinvest. I think a Nikon Team Primos sounds about right. What about everyone else, any plans?
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I prefer to let the Government keep and use as little of my money as possible.  When you get a significant tax return, you have, in fact, provided the Governemnt with an interest free loan of your money.  I try to get as close to zero as possible and prefer to pay a few dollars rather than get money back.  Part of the hoax the Government has played upon people, making the tax laws so complicated it is difficult to calculate a "zero return" and people have been convinced that they are either saving money or actually getting something from the Government.  IT IS YOUR MONEY, money you have overpaid in an attempt to keep from having to save and pay for taxes.  I try to never get anything back. 
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If I don't have to freakin' pay them again....I want/need a bigger gun safe.
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I too tried for a zero return since I retired from my first job, but always ended up paying, A LOT. I also found out that if you have to pay taxes with your return you also have to pay a penalty. If people knew the truth about our government and taxes (something schools and news media won't let happen) there would be another revolution.
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Originally posted by Monster Monster wrote:

Tax returns are coming and I am looking forward to them. Hopefully I get some money back that I can reinvest. I think a Nikon Team Primos sounds about right. What about everyone else, any plans?


Don't make too many plans for your "State Return", you may not be getting it for awhile. Dead
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Just watching the news and i'm taking tips off the goverment..............DON'T PAY ANY TAXES.
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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

Originally posted by Monster Monster wrote:

Tax returns are coming and I am looking forward to them. Hopefully I get some money back that I can reinvest. I think a Nikon Team Primos sounds about right. What about everyone else, any plans?


Don't make too many plans for your "State Return", you may not be getting it for awhile. Dead


Yea I know the Governator has spent it all....shame shame
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The Kalifornia governor submits a budget outlining income and expenditures, but it is approved by the state legislature and appropriations are done by the legislature.  The governor has great influence, but the state legislature finally controls what goes into the budget.  Then, the governor can sign or not.  Many delays can be introduced by almost anyone, citizens groups, lobbyists, etc.  Kalifornia has a very complicated system, but the blame cannot ultimately all be assigned to the governor.  He is an initiator, has the "bully pulpit", has great influence, but can be overridden by the people and the legislature.  Compromise usually results in a worse budget.  
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

The Kalifornia governor submits a budget outlining income and expenditures, but it is approved by the state legislature and appropriations are done by the legislature.  The governor has great influence, but the state legislature finally controls what goes into the budget.  Then, the governor can sign or not.  Many delays can be introduced by almost anyone, citizens groups, lobbyists, etc.  Kalifornia has a very complicated system, but the blame cannot ultimately all be assigned to the governor.  He is an initiator, has the "bully pulpit", has great influence, but can be overridden by the people and the legislature.  Compromise usually results in a worse budget.  


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IMHO, considering his back ground, Arnold's done a good job. His road blocks and compromises have been what Kickboxer stated above.



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I just wish I could forget to pay taxes like our legislators.  But then the slogan no taxation without representation keeps ringing in my ears, who knows why?

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Unfortunately I gave them a free loan this year.  Hopefully not next year.  But with the money I do get back, I am hoping to get some high altitude helo time.  We want to try landing at 11,000 feet if we can get a nice cold day again.
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Take the amount you are getting back and figure how many additional "deductions" you must take to equal or get pretty close to that amount(instructions on the W-4 for how to calculate deductions).  Then divide the amount by 12 and create an automatic deduction to your paycheck for that amount each month, auto-deposited to your savings account.  At the end of the year you will get back far less from IRS, who is only using your money for you throughout the year, you will earn interest, and you will be able to use it for what you want, without the Government ever having access to it.  YOU will have saved, will have increased your income by using interest to your favor, and will have stopped the unlawful use of your money by government bureaucrats.  Win all the way around.  
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Take the amount you are getting back and figure how many additional "deductions" you must take to equal or get pretty close to that amount(instructions on the W-4 for how to calculate deductions).  Then divide the amount by 12 and create an automatic deduction to your paycheck for that amount each month, auto-deposited to your savings account.  At the end of the year you will get back far less from IRS, who is only using your money for you throughout the year, you will earn interest, and you will be able to use it for what you want, without the Government ever having access to it.  YOU will have saved, will have increased your income by using interest to your favor, and will have stopped the unlawful use of your money by government bureaucrats.  Win all the way around.  
 
I agree don't give the yuppers anymore than you have to. if i pay at the end of the year i'm more happy than getting back. I just wish I could finish the 18,000 pages of the tax codes and figure out an easy way to get out of taxes like congress does.
 
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TAX RETURNS????  You mean we get money???    Loco    
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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

TAX RETURNS????  You mean we get money???    Loco    
 
Remember ED he WORKS for a living.  Ya gotta make some money for Uncle Sam to try and take it!  At least me don't have an air tax.....yet!
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I'll get a pretty good chunk back this year. I'll live on it, hopefully long enough to finish school, and find a job. All the time people were talking recession, I didn't really see it. I guess it just took some time to make it's way this far inland. I hope the economy turns around soon.
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Funny, I just saw this on the internet... it works.  Good way to increase take home pay, decrease amount of money you let the Government borrow interest free.
 
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