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What will you spend your tax refund on?

 
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Apr 14, 2011 06:00 |  #1

I saw a thread with this theme on another forum I post on, and considering photography can be as expensive as you want it to be, I figured it would fit in nicely here. So...tax day is coming up soon. Got a refund coming to you? Gonna spend a little (or all of it :lol:) on gear? Tell us where your money's going and why.

I should be getting a check in a couple weeks, but I jumped the gun and bought a 430EX II, some Eneloop rechargeable batteries w/ charger, and diffuser. I've never used a flash before except for the built-in, and I think it will open up a world of possibilities for me. Unfortunately, the rest of the refund money will go towards more "responsible" things :rolleyes:


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Apr 14, 2011 06:25 |  #2

What exactly is a tax refund?


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Apr 14, 2011 06:33 |  #3

Next thing you need to do is adjust your withholdings so Uncle Sam isn't keeping YOUR money for free all year. In a perfect world you receive $0 and owe $0 on tax day.


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Apr 14, 2011 08:55 |  #4

I'm sending mine back to the Government.
They seem to need it a lot.
Sure would hate to see some poor G-Man go without a job.


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Apr 14, 2011 08:57 |  #5

By plan, no refund for me. Haven't had a refund in decades.


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Apr 14, 2011 09:03 |  #6

35L or the Fuji X100, or upgrade my 5D...first two options are more likely though.


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Apr 14, 2011 10:02 |  #7

argyle wrote in post #12219486 (external link)
What exactly is a tax refund?

It's what you get when you increase your withholdings because you know you are a terrible saver and this is like forced savings. At least that's what I tell myself.




  
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Apr 14, 2011 10:03 |  #8

Gatorboy wrote in post #12219512 (external link)
Next thing you need to do is adjust your withholdings so Uncle Sam isn't keeping YOUR money for free all year. In a perfect world you receive $0 and owe $0 on tax day.

In a perfect world there is no tax day.

No income tax, just sales tax.




  
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Apr 14, 2011 10:34 as a reply to  @ Willie's post |  #9

Big refund this year (worked two jobs so overpaid SS tax). It pretty much paid for my gear list (I'm a total noob to photography/POTN) and a trip to Italy with my wife in a couple weeks. I hope to put the Tokina 11-16 to good use.


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Apr 14, 2011 10:40 as a reply to  @ forouza1's post |  #10

My sentiments?
Here's a link from great bluesman Robert Cray "1040 Blues".

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At least somebody is making money off paying taxes.


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Apr 14, 2011 10:45 |  #11

I was going to get the 1D Mk3 or the 1Ds Mk2, but my March was much, much better than expected and I just bought the 1Ds Mk2. Perfect timing too because I got one in excellent condition with only 30k actuations for $1800. Now that I have the camera I want, my return will be used for something else....I just have no idea what. Since I already got the camera, I'm sure the wife will have 'other' plans. LOL


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Apr 14, 2011 11:16 |  #12

Mine is going to be put towards a new camper.
Added another kid to the family and the current camper is going to be too tight now. It was snug with 2, overly comfy with 3, and no good at 4 people.


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Apr 14, 2011 11:26 |  #13

Willie wrote in post #12220376 (external link)
In a perfect world there is no tax day.

No income tax, just sales tax.

This sounds like a job for the FairTax!! http://www.fairtax.org​/site/PageServer (external link)

Next thing you need to do is adjust your withholdings so Uncle Sam isn't keeping YOUR money for free all year. In a perfect world you receive $0 and owe $0 on tax day.

Not only do I not let them withhold the full percentage, I claim 3 dependents so that I owe money, and then I wait until the very end to pay. Screw 'em, they're just going to waste it anyway.


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Apr 14, 2011 11:46 as a reply to  @ GoWolfpack's post |  #14

Tax refund... wait, the government is doing me the "favor" of holding my money interest free? That's soooo nice of them. Heh.  :p

I just checked... no refund for me. :(


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Apr 14, 2011 12:14 |  #15

Canon 70-200 2.8 ;)


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