This post is old, so what you see here may not reflect my current opinion and mindset, certain information may be outdated, and links may be broken.
Last night I fiddled around with my calculator and the 1040EZ form. I ended up with a number, to which I decided to try and get the same result on the on-line tax calculator.
Next two hours later, I did the following: curse and scream at my brain for being stupid to do math, and found another on-line tax calculator, and studied the two vastly different results displayed in front of me.
My calculation ended up with $200. The two on-line tax calculators gave me $500. I deemed myself too stupid to even get my income tax right. (Btw: these are not the actual numbers.)
Tonight, I had my dad do my income tax and see where the hell I went wrong with my calculations. He looked at it and came back and said that my calculations were right. I gave him a bewildered stare and asked, “Then how come there’s a huge $300 discrepancy from the on-line stuff?!”
His brilliant answer: The on-line calculators didn’t take into consideration on whether you were a dependent of someone or not. Since you’re a dependent of me, it cost you $300 bucks.
…Duh. *smacks forehead* At least I am not totally hopeless with numbers if I got it right the first time.
Unfortunately, right after I regained my intelligence back, I discovered something that thoroughly pissed me off for a bunch of reasons. These “adult” responsibilities are not cool. I screamed in the computer room saying, “I want to go back to college! I want to be an undergrad student again!”
Seriously. I want to go back to the life I enjoyed and loved in 2003-2007. Being a student was so much better. BLARGH!