Don't forget to look at our update one post down. But in the meantime, I have some tax news. I have not done taxes yet, mainly because of the assumption that we would owe money, not receive a refund. When in doubt, always call the IRS to ask. I spent 1/2 hour on the phone with them last night and they ultimately told me to file, requesting some tax credits and deductions that I had thought we would not get. Someone at the IRS will look at our return (I'm walking right into an audit, in other words, and that's fine - I do not mind it one bit - I invite it, as a matter of fact) and decide if we are eligible or not. Keep your fingers crossed for us. It would make a huge difference. That's all I can say right now.
By the way, I've heard people complain about the IRS (of course they are just scapegoats when people are not happy about paying money - it's human nature to inappropriately assign blame when something unpleasant like paying money is involved) but every time I have called, I have gotten the nicest, most patient and helpful people who really seem to want the best outcome for me. Hey, after all the nice things I've said, I should go ahead and work for the IRS, right? Considering how detailed I am, I'd probably like it. Oh well, maybe someday. Until then, just hope we can take part in these credits that, according to the spirit and possibly the letter of the law (that's the unclear part), we deserve, if anyone does!
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