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No taxes are not done yet! But progress is happening!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

I am trying to break this horrendous task into chunks. so today's chunk was the medical stuff. I went to CVS and got 2012's prescription costs. And I sorted the drawer where I through everything related to medical stuff. Now that part of it can be figured out fairly easily.

I had already collected most of those things about banking and W2's and such and entered it into the work sheet I was given.

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    Hang in there! I dislike tax time very much, and it is not right that it coincides with my favorite season-Spring.

    1721 days ago
  • DANLIN60
    Such a stressful time for so many people Chris but you have started and your on your way; You will get there, good luck.

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    1723 days ago
  • GINA180847
    Oh Lord, taxes time again!
    1724 days ago
    Chris: Just a note--if you can use Excel or other spreadsheet you can do a few columns with a quick formula to keep running totals for the year. I keep one file for this on the computer & start a new year every Jan with all the medical stuff then it's all ready when I need for taxes. Saves time & stress

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    1724 days ago
    you've done more than I have!!! Bleeech!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1724 days ago
    If you have any experience with spreadsheets, those can be helpful for doing the medical. I spent hours yesterday filling out my spreadsheet and having it add everything up. (It took hours because I have over $10,000 in medical costs I'm claiming. That includes adding up medical mileage.) Also, if you set up the spreadsheet for one year, you use the same format for next year and can put costs in the spreadsheet once a month or a few times a year so it's not such a huge job when it's time to do your taxes - and helps so you don't forget costs.

    Also, check with your state to see if they have people who will do your taxes for free/cheap. I went onto my state's tax website yesterday to find some information and stumbled upon a program they have where people who are over 65 or disabled can have their taxes done for free. Awesome considering I can't afford $200-400 for H&R Block to do my taxes and their 'free' website can't compute my taxes because of my unique situation (very little income and tons of deductions have given me an AGI of negative $7,000+ and their system can't handle it). So if there is anything like that in your area it could be a massive help for you! Of course, you still have to gather all the paperwork and might have to make an appointment, but that's nothing compared to making sure the paperwork is all done correctly.
    1724 days ago
    that's progress
    1724 days ago
    Getting it pulled together is the biggest part. Know what needs to be pulled together is so important. Way to go. Keep the ball rolling so to speak.

    1724 days ago
    We had ours done locally thru AARP for free, but of course ours is much simpler than it used to be. Good luck with getting your "stuff" together. This year's form is much longer and more complicated. I think the IRS and the tax accountants are in cahoots. which is a place I have no desire to visit.
    1724 days ago
    I just finished mine except for checking some mileage on business trips. Gonna call Block Monday.
    1724 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    Keep on Pushing Forward with the Taxes and You Will Get Them Done. God Blessings To Everyone. Have a Wonderful Weekend. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1724 days ago
    I always start out good but never finish done. Keep on!
    1724 days ago
    Every year I promise that I'll have my taxes done before April. I still have a week to keep my promise emoticon .
    1724 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    Here is to getting it all together and getting it done. I do a spreadsheet of the things I know I will need and fill in my expenses as they occur and then at year end, all I have to do is print it out, wait for 1099's and by Feb 1 have it sent to the accountant. Of course, I am a virgo, soooo I like to be organized. emoticon
    Works for me, but not for everyone I know.
    I know with all you deal with sometimes it is just too much but sounds like you have made progress. Hang in there = you will get there!
    1725 days ago
    Sorry about all the frustration. I think i better not mention who my employer is.
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    1725 days ago
    Hope it turns out easy
    1725 days ago
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