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Poll: Tax Returns Are Due April 15 (12 member(s) have cast votes)

Have You Filed your Taxes?

  1. Yes, Long Ago (4 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  2. Yes, Just Recently (3 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  3. I'm Doing Them As I Type This (1 votes [8.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

  4. I'll Do Them Tomorrow, Really. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Wait... It's April Already?! (1 votes [8.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

  6. I Don't Recognize The Government's Authority To Tax Me (1 votes [8.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

  7. I Don't Live In America. I guess that means "No" then. (2 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

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#1 Andrew

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 02:00 PM

April 15 is just around the corner, and for those of us in the USA that means the Tax Man Cometh.

All tax returns must be postmarked by no later than 11:59:59 PM on April 15, otherwise big brother will come after you (remember, they got Al Capone on tax evasion!)

Some filers may qualify for free electronic filing through one of several service providers. For Federal tax returns, see http://www.irs.gov/efile/ for more information. Check with your state's tax authority for State tax e-filing.

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 03:24 PM

Finally finished and filed mine yesterday. been working on them for 2 months and still owed Uncle Sam.

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 04:12 PM

Got my refund direct deposited last week
Took about 4 weeks
Settling my mom's estate, I thought I was going to pay through the nose. I lucked out and had them withhold enough
Couldn't have come at a better time
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 05:34 PM

Bit different here, If you do your tax returns by post you have to fill it in and send them off by the end of October (I think) if you do it online then it is around the end of January.

So for example, the end of October 2008 was the last day that people could claim by post for the tax year 2007/2008, the end of January 2009 was the last day for it online.

Is the tax year different in the US?

The UK's starts in April till the end of March.

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 05:38 PM

The tax year here is the same as the calendar year: Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. However the final deadline to file your taxes is April 15 of the following calendar year. So, April 15, 2009 is the deadline for tax year 2008.

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 06:57 PM

I've decided to become a registered Democrat & quit paying taxes [unless Obama decides to appoint me to an important govement posistion] .
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 08:09 PM

Heh, I couldn't pick any of your poll options. I finished my taxes a few weeks ago, but I don't count that as either "long ago" nor "just recently". However, I did just today finish helping someone else with her taxes. We've been working on hers since I finished mine. Now we're on to amending her 2007 taxes.

I did my dad's in January. His are easy. That would go under "long ago". :thumbsup:

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Edit: Often businesses have what is called a "fiscal year" which is different from the calendar year. For example, where I worked the fiscal year was from Oct. 1 - Sept. 30. If the fiscal year is different from the calendar year, then the filing deadline is different. For more information see: http://www.planningtips.com/taxcal/fiscal....amp;Tip_ID=6825 and http://www.irs.gov/publications/p509/ar02.html Individuals, however, must file by the April 15 deadline.

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 09:14 PM

Hi, my name is Timothy Geitner the US Treasury secretary. I selected.. I Don't Recognize The Government's Authority To Tax Me
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 09:22 PM

I voted long ago. hehee I am lucky and a friend of my mom will do mine for free. Once I discovered what my return was going to be I was delighted. As it turned out, I paid too much. Imagine that! lol I didn't make a real lot of money over the year, and I claimed 0 the whole time so I overpaid hehehe

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 09:29 PM

The guy who did my parents taxes, did mine for free! I was relieved. This past year I got my first job, and now I know why people are always complaining about taxes :thumbsup: . At least I got all federal and state back!
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 10:43 PM

Where's my CPA?
Taxes? I think I've overpaid...

It's the 13th going into the 14th of April here.
The only easy day was yesterday.

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 02:13 AM

I did mine online the first week of February and had my refunds directly deposited into my account. I got the refund from the IRS 6 days after I filed and the one from my state 8 days after. I really like this online filing, it was free and easy and took very little time to actually get my money :thumbsup:

Edited by Stang777, 14 April 2009 - 02:14 AM.





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