The “T” word..

You guessed it.. Taxes. I don’t know why I dread doing them so much.. I mean it’s not that complicated but it’s just like one more thing you have to worry about in February, and I just don’t enjoy it. Being a military family makes things a little more difficult I think. In 2012, Jordan was deployed for half the year which has different tax rules, we moved to Texas with the DITY move that has tax stipulations, and I also worked part time in both Ohio and Texas. We are both still legal residents of Ohio but has our address in Texas. All these things just make tax time that more complicated.

Luckily, they have a tax center on base that will help you file your paper work at no cost (yippee!) however, it is a multiple hour process (yuck!)


I guess that’s the price you pay for free šŸ™‚ We went in the beginning of February and waited in line two hours only to find out that if we wanted to claim my
full time student discount, the IRS wasnt accepting those yet. So back home we went.. Yesterday I returned to try to file again. This time I waited 3 hours but was successfully able to file (yay!)

Now my question is, that was for the federal return, what the heck do we do for a sate return? Do I file one in Ohio? Texas? Or Both? I earned money in both states in 2012 but am currently a legal resident of Ohio? Guess that’s something I will have to figure out in the next few weeks! I will just be relieved when the whole thing is done.

Is tax time a nightmare for you? Do you have any suggestions to make it easier?


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