NA NA Na Na na na Na Na NA NA Na Na na na Na Na Tax Man!
Why I have that modified batman ditty stuck in my head, I don't know.
I've been wanting to do a dry run of my taxes for quite some time now, but I either a) didn't have the forms, or b) didn't have the time. I wanted to make sure I did it with enough time to spare so that I could set aside enough money to pay the taxes if it turned out I owed the government this year.
It looks like I don't :)
In fact it looks like I'll get almost $2000 back.
I'm ecstatically happy about this. That right there gets me half way to my emergency fund goal! By the time I get it I'll be sitting around 75% of my savings goal.
This time last year, I wasn't even remotely close to being a happy camper. At. ALL.
I was working for a different company for my last set of taxes, and for whatever reason they didn't take enough taxes off of my pay cheque. Not even close! April rolled around and I was expecting quite a healthy refund. I had put THOUSANDS of dollars into RRSPs, I had the new homebuyer tax credit, I had last year's home renovation tax credit, you name it. But, even with all of that, I still owed the government money.
You did NOT want to be in the room with me when I worked that out.
Come to think of it, my face was about the same shade of purple as the sweater I'm wearing right now. Interesting.
Either way, it looks like this year won't be as painful. I really needed that. THANK YOU accounting department.