Sunday, December 10, 2006

15 exemptions?!!!

We had to fill out a w-4 for the new job. There were a few additional questions or circumstances that I don't recall from last year when we filled one out. Anyway, after we put a one in all of the blanks plus some, we had 15 exemptions total. Well, the accounting lady from the office calls us to say we can't do that but later admitted that we can claim as many as we want, without lying of course. We have been trying for years to figure out how much money to have taken out for taxes so that we don't get the big refund, but instead get the money each paycheck. Fifteen is the magic number, I guess. We are a family of six, but by claiming all the different categories we ended up with 15, which according to last year's taxes should put us where we will pay Caesar what we owe and nothing more. We are very excited about this.

This afternoon, Naomi, Abram and I went to one of the local high school's Christmas concert. It was great! I went walking down memory lane. I played the French horn almost twenty years ago in my own high school's concert band. I enjoyed hearing the music from the audience rather than from the row behind the saxophones. Some of my fondest memories of school are band-related. Most of my closest friends were with me in the band. There is just something about being part of a "team". We have not yet decided when or if we will put the kids in public school. I am leaning toward high school at the earliest. The extra-curricular activities are appealing. That's all for now.

1 comment:

janjanmom said...

We upped our exemptions and we still get a hefty refund. We would prefer it through the year as well. A project for another day...there is always a project.

I miss you friend. Thanks for blogging.