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Saturday, February 21

Death and...

One should never get a tax refund. If you get a refund it means you gave the government an interest free loan. Just think, you could have invested that money and let it earn interest all year long.

That said, if you get a new job in a country and you are unfamiliar with the tax laws of said country you may inadvertently end up with a refund the first time you file your taxes. How do I know this?

I'm just really smart.

Yeah...

It has nothing to do with the fact that Adam filled out our Canadian tax return this past week and we're apparently due for a $2000 refund.

Did I say "nothing?" I mean "everything."

That's right, we should be receiving a $2000 (CAD) refund. If we can figure out how to get Lucy's consular report of birth abroad and a Social Security number in time to file our US tax return I believe we'll qualify for a $300 (USD) stimulus payment. And I might mention that we'll also be getting $100 (CAD) per month for Lucy, a hefty refund of sales/service taxes, and an even heftier payment under the Canada Child Tax Benefit. I won't go into details about how much because it might make you non-Canadians envious. And you should be envious, because guess what...we also pay $0 per month to insure our little family.

Why am I telling you all this? I dunno. I guess it's just because I think it's so awesome.

Now, assuming I am allowed to leave the country and return legally then it looks like I'll be able to visit my family sometime this year after all. And that makes me very, very happy.

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4 Stubborn Stains:

The Masked Mommy said...

Was it super weird to move to Canada? Just curious.

The Masked Mommy said...

Haha! And have your followers always been "dust bunnies"?

Holly Noelle said...

Actually you calling your commenters "sidekicks" inspired me to change my followers from "fans" to "dust bunnies" and "witty retorts" to "stubborn stains."

My first post after arriving in Canada is here: http://domesticdork.blogspot.com/2008/05/my-first-canadian-post-this-will-be-in.html

Other posts related to moving here are under the label "Medicine Hat." http://domesticdork.blogspot.com/search/label/Medicine%20Hat

It hasn't been super weird. I quite like Canada.

CrystalHW said...

I love ALbERTA!

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