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    Re: Did you do your TAXES?

    I owed nearly $9000 on a $34k year income. My H&R rep told me I am paying 30% of my income to uncle sam! Time to get a home office and recording truck mileage so I can get some deductions. Sheesh.

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    Re: Did you do your TAXES?

    Quote Originally Posted by walterick
    I owed nearly $9000 on a $34k year income. My H&R rep told me I am paying 30% of my income to uncle sam! Time to get a home office and recording truck mileage so I can get some deductions. Sheesh.

    Rick
    With standard deductions, (without itemizing), you would have to pay income on $26k, which would be a couple of thousand at the most.

    I don't think your HR block person is right, IMHO. I would redo them, and file an admendment to your taxes. I would also check your previous tax returns to make sure that they were right.

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    Re: Did you do your TAXES?

    Hey Loren,

    Thanks for responding.

    I forgot to mention, I am self-employed so on top of my federal income tax I have an additional 15% tacked onto it - with no mortgage to deduct - TA-DA!! I'm paying 30% tax! Woo-hoo!

    Thanks for the concern though buddy
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    Re: Did you do your TAXES?

    Quote Originally Posted by walterick
    Hey Loren,

    Thanks for responding.

    I forgot to mention, I am self-employed so on top of my federal income tax I have an additional 15% tacked onto it - with no mortgage to deduct - TA-DA!! I'm paying 30% tax! Woo-hoo!

    Thanks for the concern though buddy
    Rick
    Still check for the minimum threshold for the self-employment, but that sucks. My exwife was self-employed and that tax bites if it applys to all income levels.

    Look at writing off your truck's depreciation since they allow pretty large deductions for it.

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    Re: Did you do your TAXES?

    My jaw hit the floor when she told me what I owed. I didn't believe her, so I went and bought tax software to redo it myself. Yup, same numbers So I'm stuck. I'll look into depreciating my truck. I remember we discussed that during our session but by that point my head was spinning so I don't remember how we had decided to depreciate it.

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