I'm so thankful that he's instilled this important fact in me. Yes, even though I have to pay state taxes every year, (except this year for some reason) I know that it's my responsibility to take care of that. Some people may not like giving the government money, and I totally agree, I'd prefer it in my pocket, but as a citizen it's my responsibility to just do it! The majority of my friends don't file their taxes, or only do if they are going to get money, and I'm so happy that I'm not like that.
It's also a confidence boost to know that now? I don't need anyones help with things like this. I can do it on my own and know that I did a great job because I was taught well.
So this year, to my friends out there: file your darn taxes! You can do it free, online, from H&R Block, or click here for some other options. It got me $400 more than I thought I was going to get! State taxes can't be filed for free through them, but you can fill out your own forms and then input the information into H&R Block and they will give you their refund estimate. As long as yours is the same as theirs, you're good to go and can just mail in your forms! (You may even be able to e-file online for state...I think there is an income limit and I passed it) Or you can pay the $20. Just do it!
If you need BASIC help, let me know. I helped a friend out last year who thought she was going to get $0 and ended up getting $800!
Tip: If you just need the basic form, like if you're not paying for your own schooling, not putting money in a retirement/IRA account, etc, then you can just fill out the 1040EZ for federal taxes and the 140EZ for Arizona state taxes. It's a single page, and the only information you need is right on your W-2s! As long as you just read the directions, you can be done in 10 minutes.
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