We have officially filed our taxes for last year. Free!! and Efile!!! Hopefully we’ll get what little refund we’re going to be getting soon.
We went to HR block yesterday so that we could find out what the cluster fuck is of our taxes. I’ll make a long story short. We’re getting screwed by the govt. Our HR block representative is an old family friend. So if we could file a normal return we would get back $4400 federal and $450 state. Our real life refund? $958 federal (possibly $300 more) $0 state. The HR Block fee $282 (which has to be paid up front) We obviously can’t afford that, so she’s going to see if she can get tax cuts to let us e-file the way we need to. If so, then we are going to spend $60 for a copy and she’s going to come to our home and file for us. If tax cuts won’t let us file the way we need to, then we’re going to file by hand and hope for the best. I’m beyond crushed, and I even had to walk out of the office today so that I didn’t blow my lid. I was crying when I came back. She felt so bad because there isn’t much more she can do for us. It’s so unfair that I gave birth to a child and can’t get the EIC that should be mine. Instead, his ex wife gets it. The refund I will get is actually the child tax credit NOT the EIC.
I called my doc office to check on my referral for a rheumatoid specialist and they hadn’t even started trying to get me one. I’m so damn scared that I’ve got some horrible disease and they don’t even care enough to put the damn paper on the outside of the chart. To make matters worse, KDMC, the local hosiptal that takes care of my medical bills, doesn’t have a rheumatoid specialist on staff. I have no idea what is going to happen to me. I’m scared outta my mind and angry that they didn’t care enough about me as a patient to set up my appt on time.
After work I went to the Y and did my 15 minutes on the treadmill. It wasn’t nearly has hard as I thought it was going to be after missing all last week.
J and I made a huge stride in the bedroom filing cabinet. All our important papers and documents have been filled away correctly!!!!!!! /woot /woot This is huge and very very important. We were able to par down the stuff we need to burn but not keep. We got our tax stuff together for our appointment on Wednesday! I’m so excited and I hope we can keep the momentum going!
I also started a Money Journal. Hopefully after a month we’ll be able to actually see our mistakes and bills so that we can budget in the future.