Saturday, February 25, 2012

Taxes Are Done

Last night J and I finally got our taxes filed.  I had all my infertility receipts in hand.  They photo copied them, calculated the percentage and well, nothing.  Even though we were well above the 7.5% or whatever it was we were not above the dollar amount.  So no savings there.

Still we are getting a refund.  All of which is now ear marked for the donor egg cycle when he gets back home.  I'm thinking that I should be able to save up enough of his measly pay to help with the rest of the money I need towards the donor egg cycle.

Its something.  But with budget cuts, even though J will be in a combat zone, he won't be getting combat pay.  Nope.  Our soldiers are again getting the royal treatment minus the vaseline.

As for pay raise this year I think it was noted that they would be getting a whopping 0.5% pay raise which amounts to about maybe another tax bracket so he'll never see it.

I'm not cranky or anything.

Pregnancy or PMS symptoms:

tired
cranky
sore breasts
nauseated

In a few more days I can test.  In a few more days I can call my RE doctor and plead for a CD21 progesterone test.  Like "Another Dreamer" said I could have a good embryo but a poorly working corpus luteum and that could mess it all up.  Probably what happened to my very first pregnancy too.

10 comments:

  1. Hope its early pregnancy symptoms :-) FX

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    1. You and me both. I'm running out of J time.

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  2. Good luck with the POAS. And glad you got the taxes done.

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    1. I'm almost afraid to poas this week.

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  3. We apparently didn't spend enough either to get any sort of medical deduction. Seems wrong somehow. Yay for a refund though, and sending you high progesterone, sticky embryo thoughts xoxo

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    1. Thanks. And taxes are just annoying when you find out you aren't getting as much back as you'd like especially when you'd hope to put it all towards another treatment.

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  4. Doing taxes is such a sobering experience. I'm sorry that there wasn't more to the refund following the treatments.

    I pray you're experiencing pregnancy symptoms. That will make up for the refund.

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    1. I'm cautiously hopeful. Tomorrow I'm going to call my RE and see if they'll put me in for the lab work for Tuesday on the progesterone.

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  5. I don't understand. How could you have met the 7.5% requirement but not a monetary amount. I haven't heard of a monetary amount being required. Hubby's step-dad is an accountant and he didn't mention it, either.

    Have you seen this: http://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc502.html
    ???

    It lays out everything that qualifies as medical deductions. Perhaps you can find some more to deduct.

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    1. Standard deduction was more than the medical expenses.

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