Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tax Day

This is what I am working on this morning-it is crazy! My sister only lived in Oregon part of the year, these are the instructions on how to fill out an Oregon part year resident form.

Example: Delaney began working for the U.S. Forest
Service March 31, 1976, and retired January 7, 2009.
She worked a total of 393 months; 186 months were
worked before October 1, 1991. Delaney moved to
Oregon on May 31, 2009. She can subtract 47.3 percent
(186 ÷ 393) of her taxable federal pension. She
will use this percentage for both her federal column
and her Oregon column. She will multiply the percentage
by the amount in each column to determine the correct
subtraction for each column.
On her Form 40P, line 17F, she has $14,000 and on line
17S she has $9,000. Her federal pension subtraction
for the federal column is $6,622 ($14,000 x 0.473). Her
federal pension subtraction for the Oregon column
is $4,257 ($9,000 x 0.473). Since she is only claiming
one “Other subtraction,” Delaney will enter “307” on
line 37x and “$6,622” on line 37y. Then she will enter
“$6,622” on line 37F and “$4,257” on line 37S. She
will continue to subtract 47.3 percent of her taxable
federal pension in future years.


Amber said...

BLECK!!!!! Good luck with that!

Crimey said...

Taxes has been and will always be mind-bogging for me. good luck.

Aubrie said...

Ahhh! Tax stuff hurts my head.

ForeverRhonda said...

I hate math. So figuring percents of anything unless it's frighteningly simply like 10% of 100 just boggles my mind.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

My head hurts now...

Bossy Betty said...

Stop! Stop! Stop! Reminds me of terrible, terrible math problems from high school!

Mary said...

The room is spinning :-). I've found your blog by chance but will be back often. I rally like what you are doing here. I hope you are having a wonderful day, Blessings...Mary

CatHerder said...

which is why my husband does the taxes...not me :-)

M.O.T.B said...

I don't do numbers, I can't even read this post:)

Laura said...

Oh my gosh.
My brain just shut down.
As my father calls them- sorry devils.

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Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Thank God it is over for me. I am finding there are advantages to being retired, being on a fixed income, AND having a great husband that does it all for you! Would I want to be young again...yes..and no. But after reading all's ok. I mean it was hard just to read it...let alone having to do it.
Hugs for your efforts and hugs for following me!

Its So Very Cheri said...

YIKES OH MIKES---It is so worth paying our tax lady to take care of everything for us.


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elizabeth mueller said...

you know, I used to be a big math nerd. My mind just went blank while reading your post...

Good luck!!

Lynn said...

Hi Sue -

Thank you for visiting my blog. I did the same thing - college in my 40's and graduated when I was 50. I loved school.

Great blog - I'll be back!

Shanda said...

Hi sweetsue, thanks for stopping by. I have heard that expression for the last few years, It goes "if you want to make God laugh, just tell him YOUR plans". It is so true, if yoy don't want to be disappointed, don't make plans. Whatever will be, will be.
I we hate taxes, we always seem to file an extension everyyear. Gets us a little more time. Love the Easter pics of the children and the chocolate bunnies. Have a wonderful week,
your friend,

GardenofDaisies said...

Agh! I knew there was a reason we had a tax accountant do this for us!

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

Hello my new Portland is always so nice to meet a fellow Oregon blogger. Hope you figured out the whole tax thing...what a hassle. I moved to Oregon 16 years ago from Southern California...and I gotta say I like the summer and the winter.

I signed up to be your newest "follower". Hope to hear from you too!

Mama Zen said...

My head hurts . . .

Hope you got everything done!

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Hubby takes care of taxes. Heeeks..
Thank you for following me, following you back!

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

Oh goodness. I do not envy that. Hope you got through it all right!


Diane Laney Fitzpatrick said...

That was unnecessarily confusing. When the example makes it worse, you know you're doing something wrong. >.<

Housewife Bliss said...

Good luck with that indeed. I am in the middle of sorting out our international tax head is spinning. Thanks for popping over to Housewife Bliss. Have a great Thursday.

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Blissful Babe said...

Thanks for the follow!

Taxes just suck.

Have a Blissful weekend, despite the taxes!

mommaof4wife2r said...

ummmm....taxes makes me want chocolate and diet coke. just saying.

Jason said...

HAHAH...That's funny!

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Helena said...

The IRS makes it sooo complicated! I guess I could figure it out if I was an attorney and knew legal tax speak. But alas, I don't and so I trust my husband to file our taxes jointly! I just hope he knows what he's doing!

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I hope you are having a wonderful day,Good luck!!