I did our taxes last night.
It was probably the fastest I've ever done taxes. Maybe I did learn something in tax class after all.
I was way excited about the "Making Work Pay" credit, as that saved us quite a bit of tax dollars.
Also, this year you can deduct some of your charitable contributions for state taxes even if you didn't itemize federal. You can deduct 50% of the amount over $500, but it's still subject to the federal charitable contributions limitations. That saved us $42 in taxes. Forty-two bucks isn't a lot, but I'll take it.
Darren didn't realize he could subtract his Army pay for state taxable income, so we did that this year and that saved us about $400 in taxes.
All in all, we're getting a little over $1,500 back, which we're putting in our "new car fund." How exciting.