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Whee! Money!

Okay, I had it hammered in my head by Grandpa that income tax refunds are basically the government paying you back for the interest-free loan you gave them (this is a man who also did at least 50% of his work on a cash only basis.  He inadvertantly raised me to be leery of money that isn't physically in my hand.  For the most part, though, this has served me really well).

However, when your 2014 tax return shows up unexpectedly (long story.  But thank the gods for having a SiL who is a tax accountant) and it is essentially what you make every two weeks at your current job, you (well, me) go "Whoo!  Free money!" and do the Snoopy dance.

So I've decided to take the spousebeast for a late lunch at Med Deli (we're both off today.  And while you think the last place I'd want to eat on my day off is a place with "Deli" in its name, their tuna salad is AMAZING).   And go pick up our comics....BECAUSE I CAN!



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May. 2nd, 2016 06:29 pm (UTC)
The best thing would be for the FairTax to pass, so the IRS and all of the taxes that it imposes would be no more, therefore enabling workers to have more take-home pay.
May. 2nd, 2016 10:01 pm (UTC)
Yay comics!

"He inadvertantly raised me to be leery of money that isn't physically in my hand."
That seems like a pretty good policy to me!
May. 3rd, 2016 12:03 am (UTC)
Yay!! I hope you guys had a great day!
May. 3rd, 2016 03:54 am (UTC)
That's awesome! Always nice to get a surprise in the form of extra cash!
May. 3rd, 2016 06:05 am (UTC)
HOORAY for a return! and a decent one *nods* lunch out sounds a treat.

I just got my 2013 taxes in... oops?
May. 3rd, 2016 06:10 am (UTC)
Getting a tax refund is always good but i do agree that we all loan the government money in taxes.
May. 3rd, 2016 08:28 am (UTC)
Yay for the return :)
May. 3rd, 2016 09:05 am (UTC)
Yay!!! Money!!!
May. 3rd, 2016 12:45 pm (UTC)
I know what they say about refunds being an interest-free loan to the government but honestly, if I had that money in hand through the year, would I actually do anything smart with it or just let it trickle out through the usual means? Refunded cash tends to be used in special ways though, whether it's buying ourselves a bit of a treat or making an extra payment against something we've been working on. So all things considered, I'd rather have the refund, generally speaking. :)
May. 7th, 2016 12:55 am (UTC)
I LOVE getting my tax return back. :)
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