Aloha Friday - Tax Time!

12:00 AM Posted by Kimberly@PrettyPinkMomma

Aloha Fridays are brought to you by Kailani from An Island Life. Over there in Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So Kailani thought that on Fridays she would take it easy on posting, too. So, for Aloha Friday, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Answer my question and put one of your own up on your blog. Link up and check out other blogs that participate at An Island Life.

Who does the taxes in your house, and if you are getting a refund are you planning on making any special purchases?

It's my job in our house to prepare all of the taxes. I have an accounting background so I have always had sort of a knack for it. It seems though that every year gets tougher and tougher. I remember the good old days of the 1040EZ when taxes were done in ten minutes. Now it seems like it takes forever. I haven't done them yet, I'm planning that for next week. Usually we get a refund so this year I have promised Oscar a PS3. I am planning on getting myself a battery for my laptop. All the rest will pretty much go to paying off bills. Yay.
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  1. Jennifer said...

    My husband does our taxes.

  2. Night Owl Mama said...

    we have an accountant
    and no purchases it's usually enough to get us through til hubby's starts back to work sometime after Easter

  3. Design it Chic said...

    since we moved here in Germany, the tax system is different here than back in the States! Generally the taxes are drawn automatically from your paycheck every month depending on what level are you at with the insurance and how much money do you make. But at the end of the year, again depending on the level of taxes you pay, you can deduct stuff like car fuel, or specific things you bought for the work like books, software's and such.. it's different! SO we both do our final taxes with deductions and such at the end of the year!
    Happy Friday and here's my Aloha!

  4. Auntie E said...

    I do and we will be paying off the solar system we had installed in November.
    Here's my Aloha Friday link for you

  5. JDaniel4's Mom said...

    My husband does them and then takes them to someone to be checked.

  6. TXsunlover said...

    I do our taxes. We usually put our refund straight into our savings account but we are getting the first-time homebuyers credit this year so we'll be using that money for home improvement projects.

  7. Messy Mommy said...

    We hire an accountant. With the money we pay off credit cards and put the rest toward loans.

  8. I am Harriet said...

    LOL...the same sap who pays the :)

    Have a great Friday!

  9. MadeInCanarias said...

    I do my taxes and no special purchases.

  10. Whimsical Creations said...

    I used to do our taxes and my husband has done them for the last 5yrs now. We are going to pay off some bills & put some money in our savings acct. with the money we are getting back.

  11. Becca said...

    I did my own for the first time last year and it was dumb. I used Turbo Tax but had to pay because of my 1099. So this year, I am going back to getting them done by someone. The price is about the same AND I don't waste my time!

  12. Tammy said...

    Hubby and Turbo Tax! Thanks for all the info this morning...and the endame (sp?) I am eating them right now...yum!

  13. Kelley said...

    We have someone do our taxes and damn if we dont alwyas owe money!
    No matter what we do... this year we donated a car to the local humane society. I am hoping the donation~ and maybe the karma~ will be in our favor. I would be happy just having the slate clean.

  14. Steph said...

    My husband does the taxes. Yes, I set women's lib back several decades. We're getting a refund, and we get to use it to tax. Joy!

  15. Tesa said...

    My husband does our taxes and we're not expecting much this year.

  16. ModernMom said...

    We always leave taxes to the professionals!

  17. Katie @ thinkPINK said...

    I do - and we're paying off a credit card with our return. Nothing exciting!

  18. Pamela M. Kramer said...

    The CPA does ours. It's all kinds of complicated.

  19. Alicia said...

    We have a tax guy! LOL

    Oh..and my son has a PS3. It's really cool! If you have WiFi it's even better!

    Oh, and w/ the refund, we are planning on sending our two older kids to Hawaii for a couple of weeks. My sister lives there.

  20. Kat @ said...

    Just loved this post... coming from SITS. Random, but are you going to Bloggy Boot Camp in Baltimore?

  21. Confessions From A Working Mom said...

    I swear, there are so many amazing Friday meme's I am never going to be able to get to them all! This one is new to me...

    My dad does our taxes... he's a CPA, so he gets us every single penny we deserve! This year, we've already (gulp) spent our refund (even though we are still about 2 months away from receiving the check) on our 5-year anniversary trip. Eeeek!

    Confessions From A Working Mom

  22. ~Melody @ 6 Feet Over~ said...

    CPA does our taxes and the husband keeps all the financial records in order...gotta love him. We get a return every year and this year it is going into savings...not spending a penny. This horrid economy has hit us hard.


  23. blueviolet said...

    We use an accountant because of the kids and their college expenses and whatnot. It gets kinda complicated. We're getting a hefty refund but it'll go to the last remaining joint debt and then I'll use the rest of it to get this house ready to sell. Can't wait for this stage to be over and to move on with my life!

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