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    What are your plans with your tax money?

    Anyone have a sweet new rig picked out that they plan to pay for with tax money? please share

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    What are your plans with your tax money?

    I just ordered a pug ops. It will be riding it by Saturday.


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    What tax money? I never get a return.

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    Student loans.

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    Toss into savings.

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    I'm thinking carbon enve's for my enduro or pay for half of a new Santa Cruz hatdtail. Damn decisions, decisions

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    Re: What are your plans with your tax money?

    Quote Originally Posted by bloodyknee View Post
    What tax money? I never get a return.

    That's financially smart. Better to decrease your withholding so you actually owe a bit at the end of the year without incurring penalties.

    Better having use of the money throughout the year instead of giving the government an interest-free loan.

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    Mine is going to savings for the most part but a small portion will go towards a trip the girlfriend and I are taking this summer. Road trip to Tennessee from central Texas to watch the motocross nationals race, and camp out and ride some mtb trails along the way. 7 days of trails, highway, and dirt bikes!

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    I owe money

    I owe money. That means I had extra money in my pocket, rather than Uncle Sam's for the past year. You are a fool if you let Uncle Sam keep your money for free for up to 16 months.

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    I don't get it. You have a passion for paying more taxes than you should, giving that money to the government as a free loan, and getting it paid back with no interest, and likely you are paying money to get that "refund" even though the paperwork is easily available and not really that complicate if you have the reading comprehension of a chimpanzee. Excuse me if I seem somewhat passionate about it.


    Now I do plan to buy a new wheel set once I pay the government a little bit for what I
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    Tax season on discussion forums: when someone asks a fun question about how we all might blow some cash on our passion only to be told by uppity forum members how they are better than he because they owe.
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    Show us please

    Quote Originally Posted by nachomc View Post
    Tax season on discussion forums: when someone asks a fun question about how we all might blow some cash on our passion only to be told by uppity forum members how they are better than he because they owe.
    Show us please where anybody above said they were better than the OP because they owed money

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    the IRS takes it all, and will do so for the next 6 years..F-them
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    Let's stay on track fellas. Whoever get a tax return, what are you planning on doing to ur bikes?

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    Bought plenty of stuff over the past year so will try to replace some of the money in the savings account when the refund comes...

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    Re: What are your plans with your tax money?


    Well, let's see now. Without much choice in the matter, I am paying for &%(**%#$%^&#$)((*&^^%%$#@!, and a multitude of other things I try not to think about.

    Sorry, off track.....Maybe a new dropper post.
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    Stash the cash and keep stacking my dough!

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    maybe a wheelset, if anything.

    this is with my state refund; count me as another who owes the feds and will not receive a refund this year.

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    Most likely savings......if it is a bike, either 29er HT or 26 FS for the wife. Simple logic, happy wife = more riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LucindaInGA View Post
    That's financially smart. Better to decrease your withholding so you actually owe a bit at the end of the year without incurring penalties.

    Better having use of the money throughout the year instead of giving the government an interest-free loan.

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    X2. I send my money on April 14. I give them a one day cushion.
    I never saw the point of giving the gov an interest free loan.
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    I have never gotten a return until this year. But because of the birth of my son we come out with about $1500 and due to some good insurance I only owed the hospital about $300 in which we already paid off. So i have some to use! It will be nice for a change.

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    Devinci Troy and a fork to finish up my hardtail build.

    I work in restaurants for tips so I have a hard time having the extra tax taken out of my paychecks since I usually get $0 to $20 checks. I also have a large amount of deductions so my return is usually substantial.

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    Returning to bicycling after 15 years of not being on a bike. Actually buying two bikes (the Mrs. and meself)

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    Correction, I'm getting $300 back.

    My goal is to build an XT/Stans wheelset under 250 for my lurcher build. What makes it challenging is the expensive XT 20mm front hub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastBanana View Post
    Correction, I'm getting $300 back.

    My goal is to build an XT/Stans wheelset under 250 for my lurcher build. What makes it challenging is the expensive XT 20mm front hub.
    Sounds difficult with the front hub or not..

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    Re: What are your plans with your tax money?

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    Sounds difficult with the front hub or not..

    Are you building it yourself?
    Yes. Got 100 in the hubs, 92 in rims, now I just need to get spokes and nipples for under 60.

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    Some people are bad at saving in general and love to get a 'surprise' at the end of the year. Of course you can just open an interest bearing savings account that is relatively difficult to access (takes 3 days to transfer, etc...) and do a similar out of sight out of mind thing.

    I must admit that I calculated badly (but in my favor) with the new baby this year and ended up getting a couple Gs back. I already bought a new bike this year though, so it'll just go into the general slush fund which has been a little depleted in the last few months with new SUV tires, injuries and car damage. Booooooooring.

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    A new helmet and some ESI grips, the rest is going to bills and my savings account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pnelson112 View Post
    Anyone have a sweet new rig picked out that they plan to pay for with tax money? please share
    Sending it to the tax man, of course.

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    For me, its not going to be anything bike related. I figured to bring in my boat (Skeeter ZX200) to have the outboard serviced. Its that time.

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    Paying for wedding cake and flowers for my daughter's wedding in August...Pray for me all, my first one getting married...Wondering when I will be a grandpa for the first time... LOL.

    That and taking my annual pilgrimage to Colorado/Utah for some mountain bike atonement ceremonies....
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    Savings

    I don't expect a return but if I pay less than anticipated, I'll put the difference in the savings. No new bikes in the immediate future. Maybe next year when I've decided between 27.7 & 29.

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    I say we ask the Easter bunny about this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawson Raider View Post
    Paying for wedding cake and flowers for my daughter's wedding in August...Pray for me all, my first one getting married...Wondering when I will be a grandpa for the first time... LOL.

    That and taking my annual pilgrimage to Colorado/Utah for some mountain bike atonement ceremonies....
    That's very nice, weddings can be crazy expensive. I Wish all the best

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    Nothing, I owe this year <_<

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    My wife and I just paid a nice hefty sum to the man.

    And now it's time for me to stimulate the economy and buy some more gear.

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    Paying off my jeep, can't wait. Hopefully I will have a little left to buy a trailer for my car.

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    Just finished a first pass through my taxes. The Feds really don't like the "married, filing singly" status - none of the deductions or credits for education-related expenses are available! Guess my wife and I will file jointly this year. Unless it totally hoses her return. :-P
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    Bought a bike of course.

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    Nothing. We owe and don't like loaning the gub'ment money a year at a time.
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    Hookers and blow!!!


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    What are your plans with your tax money?

    Bought myself a bike (specialized fsr camber), my wife a bike (specialized Myka 29er), Thule hitch rack, trailer for carrying the kiddo around the neighborhood, and all the helmets, shoes and pedals, etc. Just picked it all up today!

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    Got a nice refund and had to spend it on something I didn't want to use it for.

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