>tfw $850 tax refund
W-what video games should I buy?
Are you for fucking real?
Thanks brah, its pretty sick.
>getting back $1177
>no job chances where I live
>money will go towards living situation and attempt to move to a better location
I just want to play video games
Dumbasses don't realize that they're exempt from certain taxes and spend an entire year paying taxes they don't actually owe, then act like they're getting free money when the government gives it back. It's like forced saving for people who are too stupid to fill out tax forms properly.
Got 2k back on my refund. Holding onto it until the end of the month when I move into my new place. Should have about 5k saved in my account. I think I'll pay a big ass chunk of my student loans then put the rest into savings. Don't have any games I plan to buy although I make enough that I just buy what I want when it comes out. Already put my preorder in for type-0 to get the XV demo.
>HURR DURR MUH TAX REFUND
itt a bunch of retards who overpaid on taxes acting like the money back is some sort of bonus, not just a cashier giving you back change because you couldnt fucking count properly
yeah its fucking dope too
it cost me literally nothing to file federal and state
but be cautious I heard they were stopping the state fillings or something. might want to google it
he seems to be implying that he's being overtaxed because of his level of income - which is BS
I know tax brackets exist retard, they just don't work the way some people think they do (it's not a fixed percentage of total income)
When you make money they take an income tax out of that based on how much you make. You can take what are called allowances which reduce the amount the government takes from you. At the end of the year, if they have taken too much money they give that extra back as a tax return. A smart person would plan their allowances in such a way that you end up with little or no money in a return.
Getting a tax return is essentially giving an interest free loan to the government. Why do that??
>getting $1200 from tax refund
>fucking poor so I cant spend on vidya
>haha who am i kidding its all going towards vidya
>hours cut at work from 40 a week to less than 10 a week
>have to file for employment insurance
>fucking stupid convoluted system
I just want to play vidya bros, when can I become a neet?
That's how it goes. I don't feel upset though: it was due to having to bum rides with coworkers who couldn't handle things like "be awake at 1 in the afternoon". Also, I was working at Walmart at the time. Nothing of value lost there.
Ask an Electronics clerk who didn't care about his job and had his will to live crushed by Walmart anything.
No it actually is. When you get a job you're able to choose your number of allowances. At 25% income tax a single allowance is worth about 3800 dollars of your taxable income. So if you do the math you could pick the allowances that give you the smallest non-negative return and in turn give you larger pay checks every month. A big return means you were retarded. Essentially paying for a stick of gum with a hundred dollar bill then pretending the 99 dollars you got back was free money.
But that's exactly how it is. You file your taxes at the beginning of the year and say how much is withheld. People are just dumb and don't withhold anything so they get that money abck at the end.
That's nice. My best return was about $600.
Get some Saints Row games (especially the Third) if you haven't played them already.
but really: you should cash that shit and buy lots drugs
Already have worked there in my life. Not a bad company, true, and the atmosphere was less "nobody gives a shit". Hours sucked though: I'd average 18 a week, if I was lucky. Don't have that luxury in this area though.
Going to prison for tax fraud is super lame. You'd immediately be marked for a total bitch unless you did everyone's taxes for them.
If you're going to prison it might as well be for a better reason, liked armed robbery or something.
>get about $550 in refunds
>can't spend it because the place I worked out just closed down out of fucking nowhere a few weeks ago and finding a new job has been a pain in the ass
bought a vita TV during the amazon sale anyway since I'm a fuckin idiot. Shitton cheaper than the PS4 I was considering picking up around now but whatever.
It's not stupid to use it if you have kids, own a business, or anything like that because you have much more complicated forms.
A 1040EZ is literally "Take the number from box 1, add it to the number from box 2" type basic math, its a waste of money to hire someone or buy a program to do it for you unless you're incredibly lazy or stupid
>do my tax returns every 4 years because (I don't know if this is the same for every country) after 4 years you begin to lose your tax returns a year at a time
>also get a fuck-ton of money at once which is fantastic
>this is the year
Don't find out what I get til 1st of April but hot DAMN am I excited. It's already at 3,400, and I worked more this year than I have the previous 3.
Gonna blow it all on a flight sim set up or something neat.
If you use software you tend to get a bigger returns cause it will find tax breaks and stuff for you.
If you got a guy that does your taxes, it's even better cause they do as above, but better.
>tfw I owe the government
only $67 but still, lame as fuck
alright, lemme when you wanna play vf
i'll be the guy with the felicia avatar
You're allowed to decide how you announce your taxes. They are 100% based on your final years income. Hourly employees w/ changing shifts don't know what they'll make.
You can set it so the government takes $0 out of each paycheck and at the end of the year you owe 100% of the taxes for the year. Or you can let the government take some money out of each paycheck and at the end of the year you either get back what they overcharged you or you have to pay the difference of what they undercharged you.
People don't always know how much money they'll make. How hard of a concept is that to wrap your head around?
Or I work at an hourly rate and travel for a living. I have no idea if I'm going to the east coast or west coast or exactly how many hours I will work. I am guaranteed 40 a week but will get somewhere between 50-70 a week (not actually working but sitting in an airport or something). I am extremely good at math and the best estimate I can come up with is like a $6000 window.