I just finished doing my federal tax return and I am NOT a happy camper! Last year, I got a nice $2400 tax refund, maybe even $2600, I can't really remember the exact number. I thought this year, I'd get a nice big return since I don't have to claim my divorce settlement this year. I do, however, have to claim my spousal support (PA's version of alimony). Since my ex makes a nice tidy 6 figure income and he was waaaaaaay guilty about cheating and then leaving me for a
slut woman 14 years younger than me, I get a nice alimony check twice a month. But apparently I have to pay taxes on this money that I earned! I shouldn't have to pay taxes on it! It should be considered a gift, for putting up with his anal retentive ways, for making me work at his restaurant at least 50 hours a week for 6 years with no pay, for raising 3 good kids, for.... oh hell...
Sorry. Got off on one of those tangents.
Anyway, this year I'm getting a whopping $111 back on my income tax. If this was a bowling score, we'd call that a shit house. I just don't understand it. I get to deduct the 2 kids, the mortgage interest, the real estate taxes, some of Tim's college expenses, uniforms for work. Still, with all that, all I'm getting back is a shit house!
I was hoping to get caught up on bills, put money away for a little vacation this summer (my friend rents me her summer house for about $500 for a week in Ocean City, MD.. a STEAL!!), catch up on Dani's tuition... sigh
President Obama! I was told if you got elected, we wouldn't have to pay our mortgage or car payments any more ! That you were going to take care of everything for us! So when can we expect that to happen? HMMM... ?
Oh well, at least I didn't owe anything (trying to look on the bright side... and it ain't workin')