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    Taxes: Get em done or wait till the last minute?

    Do you do them as soon as possible or wait till the last minute?



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    Re: Taxes: Get em done or wait till the last minute?

    As soon as I have the w2's, no sense waiting, I want my money back as soon as possible.


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    Re: Taxes: Get em done or wait till the last minute?

    ASAP baby, ASAP.

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    Re: Taxes: Get em done or wait till the last minute?

    What if you owed money? Would you still do them early to get them out of the way or wait under that scenario?



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    Re: Taxes: Get em done or wait till the last minute?

    I did mine 2 weeks ago, and did 3 other peoples last night.



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    Re: Taxes: Get em done or wait till the last minute?

    Got both of my electronic acceptance notifications yesterday.

    I say if you're getting money back - get it asap. If you have to pay in. April 15.



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    Re: Taxes: Get em done or wait till the last minute?

    Can someone explain to me how you ever owe money? Do you claim too many deductions, etc?


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    Re: Taxes: Get em done or wait till the last minute?

    Filed mine on Wednesday night, got acceptance back yesterday...should have the money in my checking account by next week...



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    Re: Taxes: Get em done or wait till the last minute?

    File ours early and if we have to pay - will wait until April to send the check.



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    Re: Taxes: Get em done or wait till the last minute?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    Can someone explain to me how you ever owe money? Do you claim too many deductions, etc?

    Both my wife and I claim zero, but as a couple we make too much money and our deductions are somewhat limited.

    Also...any short term capital gains can really increase your tax burden.



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    Re: Taxes: Get em done or wait till the last minute?

    Owning your house will likely put you in the "have to pay" group as well.



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    Re: Taxes: Get em done or wait till the last minute?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    File ours early and if we have to pay - will wait until April to send the check.
    The ONLY way to go. Get refunds ASAP and hold on to payments as long as possible.



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    Re: Taxes: Get em done or wait till the last minute?

    We always get ours done early. Last year we had to pay for one and got money back for the other. You can file one, get the money back and go pay the other one.



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    Re: Taxes: Get em done or wait till the last minute?

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Owning your house will likely put you in the "have to pay" group as well.
    Really? I just bought a house last March and am anticipating a big return from interest alone. Am I missing something? I claim 1 and my wife claims 0.


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    Re: Taxes: Get em done or wait till the last minute?

    Do taxes as soon as I have everything. File ASAP if getting $ back. Wait until last minute to pay in.



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