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!

6 comments:

Liz Johnson said...

WOOHOO!!

Our tax return sucked this year. I guess when you don't pay any taxes because you're too poor, they don't give you any of it (the nonexistent money) back. Drat.

Hilary said...

Good tax return AND lots of traveling! Life is good!

chubbs said...

GOOD NEWS: I am watching the last CES fireside with Elder Hales and I SAW YOU IN THE CHOIR!!! Cool! You were pretty smoking with that red shirt on. OOoo baby! I saw some pretty good looking men in there...there was this one red head...

Laura Hess said...

Oh Andrea I'm glad I know you.

Kevin and/or Kristen said...

miss you. miss your blog. come back!

sa-rah said...

Yay for vacations and a new car!! Good for you!