I have collected and completed all of the tax paperwork, and packaged it all up, neatly labeled and indexed for our account to perform her magic on.  It looks as if–for the first time in a decade or so–we’ll be getting a sizable chunk back from the Federal Government, thanks in large part to (a) various credits that go along with having a baby; and (b) the $8,000 first-time home-buyer credit and associated mortgage interest write-offs.  We did a little better on charitable donations this year, and I also had some writing income and writing expenses which can be written off.

The package goes in the mail tomorrow.

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About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.