Another year of struggle with doing income taxes is past. It is always stressful and wears me out. There’s always some new issue that comes up. This year, both TurboTax and H and R Block, who I’ve used through Free File in the past, have left that program, so I decided to give a go at filling out the forms manually and then submitting the final results through the Free Fillable Forms. I used my forms from previous years as guides to what forms and fields were relevant. I certainly ran into issues, but got it done. It feels good to have it finished, and I feel happier with the results.Continue reading post "2022 Tax Day"
Summit County has deemed my property to have increased 71% in value in the last three years (when they last adjusted it). I know the market is hot, but that seems extreme.Continue reading post "#3349"
I finished the last of my 2019 tax filings (local) and my quarterly estimates last night and mailed them today.Continue reading post "#2940"
I did it. I filed my taxes.Continue reading post "#2856"
Done with my taxes, save for mailing the local. Always a relief.Continue reading post "#2297"
Finished my local taxes, save for mailing them, including first quarter estimates.Continue reading post "#1858"
Whew: Finished my taxes, at least federal and state.Continue reading post "#1840"
Started my taxes tonight, going through a free-file website until I got fatigued.Continue reading post "#1811"
Tax time again. Finished earlier today, 2016 final and 2017 first quarter estimates. As always, a relief to be done.Continue reading post "#1450"
Finally finished my taxes and got everything mailed. Always a relief with a tinge of worry that I did something wrong. I’m getting money back for the first time in years, and was able to pay this years first quarter estimates with over-payments of last years estimates. This was due to me making less than previous years, but it did feel good to not have to deal with the estimates.
Except, of course, for Cleveland, part of CCA. CCA makes you, with the way the form is set up, subtract your over-payment from the whole year estimate and then pay a quarter of the remainder. Even though my over-payment was more than my estimated quarterly owings, I still had to mail in a check. It’s like a penalty for over-payment. And if I instead took my over-payment as a refund and then payed the real quarterly estimate, they have separate mailing addresses for returns that have refunds and returns that have payments. Not sure what I should do when one return is both. Confusing. Which is a common problem with city taxes. They always seem to have things that are vague and confusingly worded, set up differently than federal and state, and there isn’t the software guidance or countless web articles, posts, and answers to help that there is for federal and, to a lesser extend, state.
As I say every year: Next year I should probably pay an accountant to help me with this stuff.