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Can I expect to get a tax refund for the 1st time?


Ill be 21 living at home with my folks, claiming myself (single), in college with a full scholarship, and I earn 10k a year. I get full amount of state and fed taxes taken out of my checks. I didn't get the full amount taken out befotr until this year amd I have never received a tax refund. I usually owed. Can I expect to get a refund this year? If so could anyone guesstimate how much I could expect to get? Thanks






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foshizzle
LSU Fan
Washington DC metro
Member since Mar 2008
28660 posts

re: Can I expect to get a tax refund for the 1st time?


We'd need to know more detail, but if your gross is 10k you will probably get a refund.

That's unfortunate, it is better to have to pay extra b/c it means you had use of the money during the year. But you're just getting started, it's all good.






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GoCrazyAuburn
Auburn Fan
Member since Feb 2010
12491 posts

re: Can I expect to get a tax refund for the 1st time?


Yea, I would much rather owe taxes at the end of the year the get a refund.

Why would you want to loan the government money throughout the year, at basically no interest?






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BFIV
Member since Apr 2012
1031 posts

re: Can I expect to get a tax refund for the 1st time?


Why not have your tax preparer run the tax return scenario both ways? That is, claim your own exemption on your potential return and then have your parents claim you as a dependent on their potential return. Then compare the bottom line. Their refund might be much larger with you as a dependent on their return. Maybe even large enough that you and they could split the difference your exemption makes, enabling you to have an even bigger refund than if you claim your own exemption. I've seen this happen a lot of times.






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dewster
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Tennessee
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re: Can I expect to get a tax refund for the 1st time?


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Why would you want to loan the government money throughout the year, at basically no interest?


My thoughts exactly.

I also think that people would freak if they had to write a check every year.






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