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Old 03-18-2013, 01:55 PM   #41
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I'm taking my $400 federal tax refund to pay a portion of my $1000 CA state tax due.

My goal is to break even each year - and I define breaking even as +- $1000. So my net -$600k is break even.

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Old 03-18-2013, 02:10 PM   #42
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If I get a refund, I'll probably apply it to next year's taxes. Not very exciting, I know.

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Old 03-18-2013, 02:17 PM   #43
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I re-funded the account we withdrew to open the IRA's. IRA's allowed us an extra $2,200 check from the gubbmint.

We'll likely spend most of this on the trip back to Mexico. Going back for a couple years after hanging in LA for the past year...didn't miss w*rk all that much, come to find out.
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:40 PM   #44
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I won't get any refund this year. As always.
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:35 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by project2501 View Post
Claim exempt all year, take the extra and play the market to see if can make enough to cover what i'd owe at the end anyways. Some years it's worked out well, some real close.

With current markets, wrote the check without even blinking.
Do you play poker?

Seriously - way to call attention to yourself. I'm just sayin'
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:23 PM   #46
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Mostly funded our Roth IRAs for the year. I am one of those that claims minimal deductions to get a big refund. I know it is not the best way to do it, but seems I always need the cash more after the holidays, and with the tax return I know I will have it.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:44 PM   #47
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Very little refund for me. I carefully run the numbers throughout the year to not write a check. DW has a per diem nursing job with no withholding so I have to overcompensate.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:51 PM   #48
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I haven't seen a refund since I retired.

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