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Arrrrrrrrrrrrgh!!!!

February 5th, 2007 (05:10 pm)

Am trying to do my TAXES.

Mine should be verrrrrrry easy.
One W2, one job...I even qualify for the earned income credit cause
I am just a poor little waitress...

HOWEVER, they are getting more savvy and Turbo Tax won't recognise me
as Ginger L Stevens this year, because it has finally caught up with them that my
Social Security card reads "Ginger L Copeland"--the last loose ends of a 16 year old
Divorce.

I have been to the SS office twice in the last year, trying to convince them that I am
in fact a Stevens, not a Copeland. However, since all I have is a copy of my divorce
papers and it does not have my "Birthdate" on it (???) they will not make the switch.

(why YES, I DO blame Homeland Security!)

I have ZERO identification as GL Copeland.
JEBUS! I was 20 years old the last time I had any ID that claimed I was GL Copeland!!!

*bangs head repeatedly on kitchen counter*

I have been filing my taxes for over a decade and a half, on paper, on the phone, online
and have never ever ever encountered any difficulty before.

Now, when I need the money most--BLAM.
Yes, I can send in a paper one.
But that will take a month or more to get back to me...
and I have bike insurance, license renewal, and a big chunk of FRANCES to pay off...
NOW. Some of which must happen in the next day or so.

I have started going through the less popular sites trying to find one that will let me
do what I have always done....the day is still sorta young? I've only been at this for five
hours or so.....

*SIGH*

Wonder how big a chunk of my estimated 1,300 dollar return
H&R Block-or-some-such would take? Anyone? Guesses?
They aren't answering their phones.

Comments

Posted by: barry_barry (barry_barry)
Posted at: February 6th, 2007 12:31 am (UTC)
soviet sign

No clue how much they would take. Usually it's a flat fee depending on which forms/etc. you need to fill out. Probably $50 or so I'd guess, given what mine used to cost doing it through the family tax attorney, including all my deductions and such.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: February 6th, 2007 12:45 am (UTC)
Bubble of Serenity

I think it is more than that, but for now I will believe you...
and breathe a sigh of relief--just to do so.

*grins*

Thanks, Bear.

Posted by: dabroots (dabroots)
Posted at: February 6th, 2007 12:37 am (UTC)
celt - angry

I have three W-2's from three states. I'm not looking forward to this process.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: February 6th, 2007 12:44 am (UTC)
Scorpion Nature

*cringe*

i'm sorry.

*weak smile*

Posted by: Pumping Iron Hearts (woundedmarigold)
Posted at: February 6th, 2007 12:58 am (UTC)

It depends on the amount of forms you have/which ones they are.


They charge a flat fee. If yours is pretty simple, like mine is, I believe it's around 30ish.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: February 6th, 2007 05:01 am (UTC)

Wow.
I will go tomorrow after work...I have an AM shift.

Sweet.

Thank you.

Posted by: sleightgirl (sleightgirl)
Posted at: February 6th, 2007 01:28 am (UTC)
Grumble

I never understand them...I just give them to somebody else to do.

I speak 4 languages, none of them being IRSese.

Good luck...

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: February 6th, 2007 05:03 am (UTC)
1st LJ Pic

I speak one and a half...
and I TRULY do not understand the government babble.

^_^

Posted by: Michelle (aka She Who You Worship) (mgansle)
Posted at: February 6th, 2007 01:41 am (UTC)
H&R Block
ohno!

I've used them before in the past, and with a situation like yours, Wanderlust is right, they would only charge $40. The good thing about using them if you want money quickly is that they'll give you your return up front (I think for another small fee), but still. It might be worth the pay off.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: February 6th, 2007 05:04 am (UTC)
Re: H&R Block
Achieved

Excellent advice.
Certainly worth it for the pay off.

*hugs you hard*

Posted by: Michelle (aka She Who You Worship) (mgansle)
Posted at: February 6th, 2007 05:22 am (UTC)
Re: H&R Block
cheerleader

Don't you think that looking at our childhood photos, we could be sisters? :)

*hugs hard back*

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: February 6th, 2007 06:14 am (UTC)
Re: H&R Block
TinyDancer

Yes, I do.

*BEAMS*

Posted by: Coffee Shop Whore (skidspoppe)
Posted at: February 6th, 2007 01:43 am (UTC)

And if you need a float, let me know.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: February 6th, 2007 05:10 am (UTC)

Thanks Jaq.

I got it...I'll figure it out.

Knowing you have my back, makes it all the more possible.

Your Friendship makes me a better person.

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