Huge Refunds are Dumb

Angie in St. Louis and her husband get a large tax refund every year due to her husband’s withholdings. She’s trying to convince him to change it so they have more money every month.

QUESTION: Angie in St. Louis and her husband get a large tax refund every year due to her husband’s withholdings. She’s trying to convince him to change it so they have more money every month. Dave thinks the huge refund they’re getting every year is ridiculous.

ANSWER: The IRS tables on what you actually claim as a dependent are wrong, so what you have to do is calculate what your taxes are going to be and have that much withheld—no more, no less. I don’t want you to end up paying more in April, but this idea that you’re going to loan the government $12,000 is ridiculous.

He’s not just a man; he’s a stupid man. I’m a man, but I can do math. He doesn’t respect your opinion. I’m sure there are other things he ignores because he’s so arrogant and has it all figured out wrong. I think this is about whether you have a voice in your marriage or not.

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