Friday, January 16, 2009

Craptastic Day

(*grumble, grumble, grumble..*)

No longer up for a job I was hoping for....

Leverage power reduced....

(*grumble, fume...*)

Just found out that I need to file my taxes "married filing separately" which basically means that my deduction is only slightly greater than the 4 crumbs remaining from my grilled cheese sandwich from lunch....

GODDAMN IRS!

(*grumble, sniff*)

I'm going to have to pay over $3K in taxes this year because of this! TD has no US income and I can't get the married tax deduction without filing jointly and declaring his worldwide income. I called H&R Block and the lady said, "yeah, that's, like, the worst status to file as. You get basically no deduction".

Apparently the government didn't think I was quite aware of how crappy it is not to live with one's spouse. So, they're punishing us further.

Thanks.

Got it.

10 comments:

Fifi Bluestocking said...

Yuck. So sorry that the world is conspiring against you right now and keeping my fingers crossed for you and TD.

Doctor Cleveland said...

Sorry to hear it, MW! Hope there's better news soon.

heu mihi said...

That just sucks all around. I'm sorry.

medieval woman said...

Thanks guys - and welcome Dr. C, even though I know this isn't your first comment - sorry to be so tardy with the welcome!

Sisyphus said...

:(

That sucks!

Luckily they're not making you claim the job market elves as dependents, right?

Good Enough Woman said...

So sorry about the crappage, medieval woman--the job, the taxes. All of the crappage. Sorry.

squadratomagico said...

:-P
Sorry to hear about all the crap

Belle said...

Good things coming soon for you. All fingers/toes crossed and appropriate deities consulted. Meanwhile cursing the IRS is a good outlet.

BTW, I just gave you the Inspiration award. Because you do inspire!

Contemporary Troubadour said...

Oh, MW, that's so frustrating. *Shakes fist in general direction of IRS*

Dr. Virago said...

Pitooey to both the IRS and the uni that didn't want you! And spppllllfffttt, too! (That was a raspberry; the first a spitball.)