I am almost done with taxes. It took me a little over 2 hours to file, even with being able to import some of my information.
If you want to know more about my process keep reading!
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Usually I file my taxes very early in the year. Normally I have access to all of my documents online and do not even need to wait for the paper statements.
I also only lived in one state (Texas) and had very simple income.
This is the first time I have been so late with filing my taxes. There are a number of reasons for this.
Why I Took So Long
Most of my documents were coming late this year, as advised by emails from my financial providers.
I also moved to a different state for work. This new state has state income tax and my old state did not. This situation made my taxes a little more complicated than in the past.
Finally, one of my W2s from my old job was not available from the website. I did not realize this until I tried to access it today and got an error. I emailed the payroll office and they should be sending me a paper statement soon. There is a year end payroll statement with my financial information on it. I used that information to start my taxes but I want to make sure I have the W2 before I hit file.
Tax Refund Or Payment?
It is funny because I am getting a small refund from Texas but I owe a payment in Pennsylvania. The payment is smaller than the refund so they are deducting the amount. I will therefore get a small refund.