Last year I got over $2,000 back singly, I'm hoping to get AT LEAST that this year. We're also filing jointly this year, hopefully to get a little bit more. H&R Block's tax estimator is telling me I should receive about $1,303 this year filing jointly, but I am not sure how to enter Rob's self-employment-whatever-he-claims stuff and I guesstimated on my income and taxes withheld because my W-2 is in the car. We're going to a tax place to get it done. Last year Rob had to pay $120 to federal, and received a check for $121 from the state
We read something online about 2009's taxes, when we file next year, we should be able to get $8,000 back for purchasing our house at the beginning of this month (and its not a loan like that $7,500 one for 2008's) That surely would be nice.
When we get the return, we'll probably put it away in our money market account. Then we'll either save it to spend on house stuff (driveway, carport, gutters, etc) or put some extra on our mortgage in addition to the extra $200 we already put on each month.