Monday, February 11, 2008

You are soooooo not funny...

We met with our tax guy on Friday. We had to pay $2,600 last year in addition to what we had already paid during the year so I was fearful of what this year held for us.

After inputting our information, our tax guy looked at Chris and I and asked if we thought we were going to have to pay or if we were going to get money back. Chris threw out a highball number guessing a refund while I guessed we were going to have to pay $1,000.

‘Let’s make a deal’ he said while leaning over his desk. ‘You can make one of two choices here. A.) You pay me my $200 fee and I’ll file your taxes as usual. Or you can choose B.) If you owe money to the IRS, you don’t pay my fee but if you get a refund more than Chris guessed, every dollar over the random amount he guessed to get refunded back, we split 50/50.’

Chris excitedly responds, ‘B B B B!! We choose B!’ then he looked at me, ‘Come on babe, we won’t even get how much I guessed! We’d get the filing fee for free!’

‘Uuuuh. I guess.’ I responded shakily, secretly just wanting to toss two Benjamin Franklins on the desk and be done with the shenanigans.

The tax guy smiled. Big.


Bad sign.


The office filled with: Click. Click. Click. Ching. Ching. Ching. Click. Click. Click. Ching. Ching. Ching. Tappity Tap Tap. As he typed on his calculator.

‘You guys owe me….

$381.47. Cash, Check, or Charge?’ He said with a smile. ‘You guys REALLY need to change your deductions.’


Silence.



‘Wait. We are going to get $800 MORE than amount he guessed? And, did you seriously just figure out a cruel way to make me depressed about getting a nice tax refund?!?!’ I gasped.



More silence.


‘Ha ha! Gotcha! Suckers! I wouldn’t do that to you but you should have seen the look on your faces!’ The tax guy laughed.


I don’t think he’s funny.



I’ve never been so grateful for a mortgage payment in my life. Those things are such great tax write offs! I consulted with Colegate and she said kids are good write offs too so I’m thinking about popping one out by the end of the year then selling it on e-bay after I get the tax rebate check.



OK, OK, I wouldn't sell the kid on E-bay. Who do you think I am?!??!?!



I’d actually sell it on Amazon, I think they have a lower commission rate.

The rest of the weekend was fantastic. Maybe that’s because I was riding the ‘I don’t have to pay this year’ high.

John-E, Lindsey, Keira, Casey, Beth, Kelly, and I went to SeaWorld on Saturday.


Saturday night the boys went to Supercross while the girls came over to my house to enjoy some ‘interesting’ games and some good wine.


Sunday we relaxed at mom and pops while Chris smoked some chicken. It was great to see Uncle Jack and Shirley there. She is a super cool lady! We didn’t get back home until after midnight (thanks to mom and that stupid addicting show) but all was well.

4 comments:

Lizzie M. said...

Chris had taken up to smoking chicken? What is this world coming to.....
Glad to hear you are getting a refund, welcome to the world of mortgage interest and eventually kids :-). Why do you think we are having another one? We don't just say we are expecting a fourth, but rather a fourth deduction.

Ashmystir said...

Nice refund! We got $1200 back last year and only $200 this year. I could always follow your idea and have then sell a kid. ha. ha. Oh well. Suppose to break even right? =)

Mike said...

Can I get a loan?

Tell Chris that cigars are better to smoke...

Oh, and Overstock.com has the best affiliate sales program.

Nicole said...

Woohoo! Money, money, money, money! So I shouldn't tell you I got 4x that:) I think you need to pop out a few kids:)

That was some yummy chicken!!!