Have you done your taxes? Or at least dropped them off at the accountant? For the last several years, I’ve done my own taxes online. There are several places you can go. I use TaxAct.com, but I know people who’ve used the others like Turbo Tax.
In any case, I managed to get mine all finished up last week and filed them all. Last year, I ended up short and needed to pay in so I waited until much later to file so I could hold on to my money a little longer. This year, I made a few changes to my W-4, and as a result, ended up with a small return coming my way. And there’s no reason to not file if they owe you money.
North Dakota was amazingly fast with the refund. I got it back on Wednesday. I filed on the previous Thursday. Less than 4 business days to go from my computer to the state and back to my account. And a EFT deposit takes at least a day from start to stop, so they had to have initiated the transfer on Tuesday. Less than three days process time. Very nice. Of course, I haven’t really heard much from the Feds, so not sure if I’ll be seeing that back anytime soon or not. I’m sure they’re a little more swamped than the state is, but you’d think they’d have a bit higher capacity too.
How about you? Taxes done? Did you get a refund or did Uncle Sam drain you a little drier?
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