So. Taxes are due, soon.
Let me elaborate.
We bought a house. We are eligible for an $8k rebate because we did our part to shore up the incredibly crappy housing market. We made sure that M’s W-4 says 0 even though it can say 2. We did everything right, this time.
Dont get me wrong, we can still get some money back… but not the whole $8k. No, siree. We still dont have enough money taken from our paychecks. So I changed my W-4 from 1 to 0. Even though it can say 2. When this kid pops out, it can say 3! But no. We’ll leave them at 0 and hopefully, next year, we’ll be in the black.
Why, oh why, oh why, oh whyyyyyy do the IRS gods hate me? If I fill everything out correctly, why does nothing get taken out like it should?
To add insult to injury, I cant e-file this year. Nope. I bought a house! So they want a copy of my settlement statement. While I was trying to whiddle my settlement papers back together, I got a papercut. And thus, the title of this post. The IRS gave me a papercut. Can I smear some blood on the paperwork? Would that invalidate it all?
You’d think I’d wanna get this out STAT since I’m getting change back, right? Wrong. I owe my dad a good chunk of that refund since I borrowed it from him to get the house set up to live in. (Cleaned, painted, new shit installed, that kinda thing) I think, in the end, M and I walk away with $600. Which is nothing to sneeze at! But it aint no 8 thousand snackeroos. We’ll probably throw it into the “baby fund” and use it to furnish the nursery.
I hate you, IRS. I know the money goes to a good cause. I do. But I still hate you. Mostly because you never ever ever take out the right amount from my paycheck. Ever.