Monday, April 16, 2007

It's green*

The little number in the upper left-hand corner of the TurboTax window, that is. As in, instead of red. Which means a refund instead of a payment, for the first time in many, many years. Woo-hoo! My convoluted spreadsheet, the one that tracked our income and expenses and told me when to send estimated payments, actually worked.

Of course, all of the refund, plus some, will go right back to the IRS in the form of our first-quarter estimated tax payment. But hey, one check is better than two, right?

A nor'easter is currently slamming our house with 60-mph gusts, and there are big cold puddles in our basement storeroom. On the bright side, the ten-day forecast for Houston shows 79 and sunny for next Tuesday. Never thought I'd look forward to Texas weather.

*Yes, I'm still punch-drunk enough for obscure Star Trek references.

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3 Comments:

Congrats on the refund.:-) We're getting hit hard here in NJ too from this storm. Lots of flooding. But thankfully, no problems here at mt home.

Posted by: Blogger Kathy at 4/16/2007 10:02 AM

Congrats! Next year, try H&R Block's Tax Cuts. I've gotten bigger refunds than from Turbo Tax.

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 4/16/2007 5:20 PM

Really? I've often thought of trying both softwares in the same year to see if I got the same results, but didn't want to put out the money.

Hope your house stays dry, Kathy!

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 4/17/2007 11:51 AM

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