Spent the better part the day yesterday in front of the computer looking for ways to reduce our tax obligation this year. Need I say that this year we're paying in? This is the first time in a long time, so I guess I can't complain too much.
In 2008, we had a job change. This 'life change' job change is part of the reason for the change in tax status; but its not the only reason.
Last year, we changed our W4's so that our employers were deducting the proper amounts from our paycheck. We stopped making loans to the federal government. Before we made this change, we were having too much taken from our pay, of which we'd receive back each year as a refund for overpayment.
Now, instead of waiting a year to have access to this money, we receive it weekly. I must admit however, it sure would be nice right about now to get a check!