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WestyHokie

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Finally, a reasonable post on this; all the headlines are annoying


Back in Feb 2018, my tax person warned that, since we were getting a piece of the tax break in every paycheck, if I didn't change my withholding I could end up paying significantly - like $7k (that is significant for me, after getting back less than $1,000 each year for years). So I did a little research, and chose to make some changes.

I adjusted my traditional 401(k) rate and opened a (new for my company) Roth 401(k), to take some of the tax burden. My appt isn't until end of Feb., but my estimate is that I should about break even. And I know nothing about taxes, and can barely do math. I was just doing this seat-of-the-pants.

Now every day there is a headline about people getting smaller refunds, and how it "isn't fair." Jeez. If even I understand it, others should be able to.

[Post edited by WestyHokie at 02/12/2019 12:28PM]

(In response to this post by VaAkita)

Posted: 02/12/2019 at 12:26PM



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Current Thread:
 
  
CPA: What % of your clients are actually paying more? -- VaAkita 02/12/2019 12:10PM
  Yes 80 percent paid less in taxes -- capitals1 02/12/2019 1:12PM
  Not true ** -- 133743Hokie 02/12/2019 3:15PM
  Individual cuts expire at the end of 2025 ** -- hucareshokiesrul 02/12/2019 1:41PM
  I have a few guesses where he heard it. ** -- hokie80 02/12/2019 1:31PM
  Thanks for the narrative. ** -- hokie80 02/12/2019 1:28PM
  So I was off by a couple years. -- VTSnake 02/12/2019 2:07PM
  Oh. The. Irony. ** -- hokie80 02/12/2019 2:13PM
  What is my ilk? -- hokie80 02/12/2019 2:43PM
  He's a troll. ** -- vtbones 02/12/2019 2:24PM
  Nope. I just call out a political narrative.. -- hokie80 02/12/2019 2:39PM
  Why shouldn't the working stuff have known this? -- hokie80 02/12/2019 1:15PM
  You are correct, Roth is post tax. ** -- EDGEMAN 02/12/2019 2:32PM
  I'll let you know Feb. 27 ** -- WestyHokie 02/12/2019 1:31PM
  Psssst...they are post-tax. ** -- hokie80 02/12/2019 1:34PM
  He meant Feb 27 2020 ** -- Hokie360 02/12/2019 2:58PM
  People are stupid and only live in the moment. -- hokie80 02/12/2019 12:32PM
  Lol ** -- CPRVHokie 02/12/2019 3:36PM
  Content and context aren't your forte' -- hokie80 02/12/2019 1:30PM
  Ok ** -- CPRVHokie 02/12/2019 1:38PM
  He is so predictable and therefore fun to mess with! :) ** -- grill to chill 02/12/2019 1:08PM
  It's fun to point to point the obvious fly boy :) ** -- grill to chill 02/12/2019 3:38PM
  You don't sound snarky. -- MP4VT2004 02/13/2019 12:50AM
  I understand your premise -- RTFC 02/13/2019 10:19AM
  That's not how I understood it -- RTFC 02/12/2019 4:26PM
  Sorry, I didn't explain it very well. -- MP4VT2004 02/13/2019 12:57AM
  Media spinning it ** -- DaveVT 02/12/2019 12:36PM

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