Today is Tax Day! Did you file your taxes already? Or are you a procrastinator and working on your taxes right now? I usually do our taxes in late March. This year was no different, except it seemed like it was more hectic to actually work on.
Do you file your own taxes? Do you have your taxes filed by a tax preparer? We have been filing our own taxes for 8 years now. We started the same year our son was born mainly because we wanted to save money on having to pay someone to file for us. I already saw how a tax preparer enters the numbers so I thought I could do the same and save us money.
Before my husband and I got married, I always went to a tax preparer because I did not know how to file taxes. My husband on the other hand, filed his own. He was the type to wait until the last minute. When we got married, I knew I had to take over our finances to make sure our bills were paid on time.
I definitely do not mind filing our own taxes. It is pretty easy and we use an online software program. I admit I was a little intimidated when I first filed our own taxes. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to do our own taxes.
This year, we did receive a refund. We also owed money to the State. About one third of our refund went to the State. The refund added a nice buffer to our bank account. It is nice to have a little extra on hand. This year, we are saving that money.
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