Ask the Readers: Have You Filed Your Taxes Yet?

By Ashley Jacobs on 13 March 2012 (Updated 20 March 2012) 146 comments

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Tax season is upon us again! The joys of getting confused by tax code and sending your money off to the IRS tends to make this time of year not so fun for everyone. The filing deadline this year is April 17th since April 15th is a Sunday and April 16th is Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia. 

Have you filed your taxes yet? Did you (or will you) use a tax professional to do your taxes? If you get a refund, how will you spend it?

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Diane

I like Wisebread on fb!

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cwaltz

Yep, we actually got a rebate on what we paid. Filed in January and spent in February. :)

Chris

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Lynda

yes i have! just mailed it out today!

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Lynda

tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/oshkoshbgosh123/status/179799623693631488

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Lynda

i like wisebread on fb

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Guest

No. We don't pay until the last day/

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Guest

I like this on Facebook!

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Stephen Kump

Yes, e-filed and have our return! Married filed jointly.

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Guest

Filed, received return, applied to school loan debt!

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Chris

Filed my taxes, got my refund...paid of all the credit cards!

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Eileen

Yes! And have the refund already. I did them using the free version of Turbo Tax because mine are pretty simple and I generally know what I'm doing. Refund is going partially to vacation and partially to pay off student loan debt!

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Raina

No, I'm usually very quick to do my taxes but have been bogged down with work and school and haven't gotten around to it. I appreciate this reminder, actually, since I'm on "spring break" right now and have been trying to take care of some things that have been sitting on the back burner.

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Raina

I like WiseBread on Facebook.

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Joyce

No, I have not yet done my taxes. I will do them myself as I use the 1040 EZ form. My refund will be added to my savings, and once my savings reaches $5,000, I buy a CD.

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Janise

I filed mine last saturday and I did use a professional since mine gets a little bit complicated having a property out of the state under rental. I will get a refund and I am planning using it to upgrade the windows of my house since they are very old and making my electric bill a nightmare.

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brista

Yes! I filed and I got my refund back, too. And the refund is in a savings account. :)

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brista

Also I liked you on FBK.

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Dave

I filed my state, since I got a few bucks back, but I owe Federal this year and am waiting until I have the cash onhand pay it, to file that one.

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Verl

Haven't filed yet. No refund this year, so I'll file in the next week or so.

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Verl

I liked Wisebread on Facebook.

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We make it a family thing to get it filed away by end of feb. so there is plenty of time to replenish savings or plan to do some projects for the house..This year its for savings...

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Just Liked on Facebook

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Seth

I filed mine at the end of February using TurboTax. Refunds received already from both Federal and State.

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kristina

Not yet.

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Sara N

Filed taxes with turbotax a few weeks ago; got a small refund that went to savings.

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Bryan

We haven't filed yet, in part because we get our bonuses in the next week. (While we believe we have enough socked away for taxes, having the bonus money will ensure that we do). We'll probably go the Turbo Tax route again, but we considered getting an accountant.

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Karen

Yes, I filed my taxes a few weeks ago. I prepared them myself, but I am a tax professional :-) The federal refund, which includes the adoption credit, will be used to pay down the HELOC that we used to adopt two children from Ethiopia last year.

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lillian

I e-filed minw on H&R's site two weeks ago and got my fed refund today! Yay.. I may tap into the money for mortgage refinancing expenses otherwise it's just going to sit in ING and earn interest.

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KelR1

No, not yet. Planning on doing them this weekend. I use TurboTax and usually have to pay in a little to the Feds and get a very small state refund.

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KelR1

Like you on FB.

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KelR1

Tweeted answer:

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My husband has his own business, so we need to get our taxes done by a professional. We have an appointment next week to get it all taken care of. Even though we pay our estimated taxes each quarter, we will probably owe a balance this year - blech!

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Sassy

I haven't filed mine yet. I typically do mine right away in February. Don't ask me why I am being such a slacker this year.

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Sassy

i like you on facebook as Sasha L.

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Rebecca B. A. R.

My husband does our taxes with TurboTax. We filed our taxes at the beginning of February. This year, like most others, we paid a tiny bit--we rarely get a refund.

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Alissa A

Filed and refund received!

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Britt brill

I have not filed my taxes yet... But plan to do them before my anniversary (April 15th) hehehe

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Debra

Haven't filed them yet, but we know it's going to be more complicated than normal this year, so we're going to go with an accountant.

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Jacqueline

E-filed mine today! I used H&R Block's software this year and last as it was a bit cheaper than TurboTax. Hate it that they charge extra for the state e-file, but was too lazy to print it out and mail it in. My refund will go to my savings account.

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Nancy S.

I have barely thought about filing my taxes! First, I need to find an important document from my employer that I put "in a safe place."

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lindsay

not yet!

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bth

No.

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Michelle D. Human

Haven't filed yet. We will be using a new-to-us CPA who also teaches at a local college. And our refund will be used to pay off our truck, rebuild a portion of e-fund, and start a college fund for our two youngest kiddos.

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Carmen

I just filed this weekend

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Carmen

I like your Facebook page

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Michael Hottman

Just sent my taxes to my accountant today. I never felt confident that they were completely correct and trying to figure them out with all my investments made my head hurt. A CPA can be really expensive, but I'm confident they are correct and I am getting every deduction possible. I figure he saves me a minimum of what I pay him.