Well, not really, thank God. I love my cat. But I got curious before I went to work today and did a pre-tax return work up since I have all the parts together here. Should not have done that. I know I shouldn't be saying this but thank the powers that be, that my income is less than it was three years ago. Three years ago, I still had a deduction. One deduction, but that was enough to get me $10 bucks back from the tax season.
Last years taxes, I had been unemployed and had absolutely no money to speak of, and my deduction had grown up too much for me to put her info on my returns. I still ended up paying the feds $600! BECAUSE...I was unemployed and needed all the money from my unemployment checks to squeak by and didn't have them take out taxes. Well, my bad. I have been trying to pay them off, catch up with old bills, etc., etc.
So this morning I do the work up on my taxes and I have to PAY AGAIN!!!!! I had the accountant at work change my w2 to 0, zero, zilch, nada, nothing. (of course, after the fact) I am going to eat it for the rest of the year, just so I don't have to pay more the year after. What??? So they can bring in more people to give out money to and services to and let them have their babies for free. Okay, I know, this is a bad avenue I am going down, but damn, I cannot afford to live in this country anymore. I am literally at lower middle class income. God forbid I should have to pay rent. I am blessed in that area, I don't have too. Otherwise, I'd be Starvin' Marvin.
I got home from work to an envelope from the feds "Notice of Intent to Levy" I got behind in trying to pay back the taxes I owe from last year, so they are going to take it out of my paycheck. Crap. I'm not filing until midnight April 15th this year, so I can catch a breath.
I need to make more money, but I am kind of stuck in my capabilities. I didn't get enough college under my belt to merit doing more than I do right now. I have all kinds of experience in hardware, customer service, and retail, but this pays squat. I'm hearing people at work say, they need to find something different, because they are maxed out on income at this store. So now I have a ceiling over my head there too.
This is where I need to implement Kim over at Kim-D's, suggestion of Think Different. Hmmmmm....