Thursday, March 12, 2009

Good and Bad News

The Good News: I just filed my taxes for only $45.
The Bad News: I can't e-file because of my sick leave pay.
The Good News: I get lots of money back (thank you for buying a house this year)
The Bad News: I bought my house on March 28, which was 12 days before the April 9 cutoff to get the $7000 tax credit for buying a home in 2008.
The Good News: The $7000 tax credit would have actually just been a loan, so now I don't have to worry about keeping that much in a bank account to pay back within 15 years.
The Bad News: My tax refund is already allocated to a new (to me) car and new carpet.
The Good News: I will be able to get to and from work without worrying that my car is going to fall apart at any second.  The only thing holding it together: faith and paying tithing..

Oh and more good news: I am going to California with my parents in a week, and I am going to Indiana with my mom in 5 weeks!  And I can expect my tax return in 5-7 weeks.  Woot!