gardening and taxes
by, 03-01-2009 at 05:59 PM (1253 Views)
Well my husband eyeballed the taxes and over 30k went to the Federal and probably another 20k went to the state. Then all the property taxes on all the land. I hope I don't also loose the college write off. I already got bitten on that one a last year, my 22 year old worked hard and graduated early, but because she graduated in less than 5 months they would not let us write off any of the college expense.She also married so lost another dependent also. The 25 year old is over age so we can't write off any of her college either. I am down to 2 dependents and I heard with The Big O I may loose those deductions too.The 30k I pay for college for DS is about our only deduction outside of interest for land and housing. I do have the 6 World Vision kids. Those I take off as a charitable donation, to bad it is not a Dependent child tax deduction LOL. We do send money to support my FIL and someone told me if he had a SS# we could possibly claim him, so I may have to check that out. I think I am going to work hard this year and pay everything off. Then DH can retire and take a paycut and I can quit the second job and maybe we can keep the deduction for College for his senior year, Better than working hard and getting penalized for it. I gardened some today I planted 4 rasberry bushes. My chayote squash is growing a vine. I hope I can keep it alive. I also planted a pomegranite tree and rosemary bush. I am aiming to get to weeping plums planted and a apricot tree and peach tree. I also planted a gerber daisy, verbena and rose bush. My freesia bulbs are blooming and the orange and citrus trees are in flower. It smells heavenly.