Financially Frustrated on a Friday.
My taxes are complicated because not only did I move states this year, I also worked in two states for the same job while being a resident in one state (I moved from New Jersey to New York, but remained working at the same PR agency, but in both the NJ and NY offices, instead of just the NJ office which I previously worked at full-time). Confused yet? Good. Me too.
My advice? DON’T DO THAT. It really sucks. I can’t even be eloquent about it. That’s how badly it sucks.
So I am going to take a break from worrying about taxes for now. I don’t even have all my forms in yet (the little ones, like interest from ING Direct). I will probably end up doing it by hand because TurboTax and HR Block can’t seem to understand my predicament, so I am going to do it myself. I actually had my dad do it on the phone with me tonight, and so far, his answer is the best answer (the one with me owing the least – I freelance, and tend to underpay, so I usually owe). But TurboTax? Wants me to pay $2200! And don’t even get me started about a couple of the others. It’s ridiculous. Do you think the federal government would mind if I just, you know, skipped doing my taxes this year? Just one year? It’s so confusing. They would understand, wouldn’t they?
If anyone wants to do my taxes for me and promises not to steal my identity… wait. I’m asking the Internet. Nevermind.
But seriously folks, don’t work in two states at the same time. And don’t move either. Pick a state that you like and just… stay.