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Wondering

Greeneville, TN

#1 Feb 16, 2013
I was wondering if people are getting thier taxes back fast this year. I filed yesterday and they said they are seeing them come back as fast as 1 week.
Hartford ky lady

Duluth, GA

#2 Feb 16, 2013
I think mine took about 9 days. Whoopee a big 300.00...considering i pay in 1k per month. The joys of owning your own business.....however....i had an idea, probably wouldn't work but i would try it if i was some of the people that get like $10k lump sum...anyway get 3-4 of you together and buy property together...house on lot and rent it out. Split the profits, the next year do the same...
Wondering

Greeneville, TN

#3 Feb 17, 2013
that would probably be more headache then good around here. besides im not getting that much back. about 7700. but 9 days would be great yeah woo hoo
Hartford ky lady

Hawesville, KY

#4 Feb 17, 2013
Wondering wrote:
that would probably be more headache then good around here. besides im not getting that much back. about 7700. but 9 days would be great yeah woo hoo
could be that's why no one does it. But anyway a big yoo hoo for u! I used to get money back till i jumped to a higher tax bracket, the good days...
greene guy

Wilson, NC

#5 Feb 17, 2013
question is .... how much did you have to pay UncleObama this year? he took 6,200.00 of my pay in withholding plus 2,500 in Social security and 900 in medicare.
tjk

Greeneville, TN

#6 Feb 17, 2013
All i have to say is thank goodness for the child tax credit!
Whatever

Elizabethton, TN

#7 Feb 17, 2013
Wondering wrote:
that would probably be more headache then good around here. besides im not getting that much back. about 7700. but 9 days would be great yeah woo hoo
7700.00 not that much? Must be nice.

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#8 Feb 17, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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7700.00 not that much? Must be nice.
Heck yeah... I woulda bought 2 pair of pajamas pants with a lotto win like that.
Hartford ky lady

Hawesville, KY

#9 Feb 18, 2013
greene guy wrote:
question is .... how much did you have to pay UncleObama this year? he took 6,200.00 of my pay in withholding plus 2,500 in Social security and 900 in medicare.
i paid him 3k every 3 months

Since: Dec 12

Gaffney, SC

#10 Feb 18, 2013
I seriously doubt I will get much of anything back & have my fingers crossed that I don't have to pay. If I'm so lucky to get any of my pre-paid $$$ back the. I will save it to pay TAXES! We are being taxed to death. It is so unfair for workers to keep on keeping up the growing population of non-workers.

Any ideas on foreign paradises where one can live comfortably?

Since: Dec 12

Gaffney, SC

#11 Feb 18, 2013
** the. = then
Hartford ky lady

Hawesville, KY

#12 Feb 18, 2013
Nita Mann wrote:
I seriously doubt I will get much of anything back & have my fingers crossed that I don't have to pay. If I'm so lucky to get any of my pre-paid $$$ back the. I will save it to pay TAXES! We are being taxed to death. It is so unfair for workers to keep on keeping up the growing population of non-workers.
Any ideas on foreign paradises where one can live comfortably?
iceland?

Since: Jan 11

Greeneville TN

#13 Feb 18, 2013
Nita Mann wrote:
I seriously doubt I will get much of anything back & have my fingers crossed that I don't have to pay. If I'm so lucky to get any of my pre-paid $$$ back the. I will save it to pay TAXES! We are being taxed to death. It is so unfair for workers to keep on keeping up the growing population of non-workers.
Any ideas on foreign paradises where one can live comfortably?
Yeah, I paid out the wazoo and I'll still have to pay, income AND property taxes. I'm surprised they can get anymore out my wazoo, since they're giving it to me up the wazoo (without Vaseline!)
Wet Willie

Greeneville, TN

#14 Feb 18, 2013
Hartford ky lady wrote:
I think mine took about 9 days. Whoopee a big 300.00...considering i pay in 1k per month. The joys of owning your own business.....however....i had an idea, probably wouldn't work but i would try it if i was some of the people that get like $10k lump sum...anyway get 3-4 of you together and buy property together...house on lot and rent it out. Split the profits, the next year do the same...
Profits ????????From someone who has rented houses before....... DON'T DO IT !!!
Hartford ky lady

Hawesville, KY

#15 Feb 18, 2013
I was just trying to see a way for people getting a substantial amount of refund could either alone or collectively make that money do some good.....
Former Landlord

Greeneville, TN

#16 Feb 18, 2013
Hartford ky lady wrote:
I was just trying to see a way for people getting a substantial amount of refund could either alone or collectively make that money do some good.....
Take it from another man who has been there. Not in this town. Eventually, your property will be damaged, and you will get beat out of rent. The lower the price of the house, the lower the rent, the lower the quality of the tenant. The higher the price of the house, the lower the return on investment, and the tenant may still be no good. Either way, you won't make money.

Most people who rent in Greeneville cannot afford to own. There isn't a large transient class of young professionals looking to rent a house in Greeneville. The prospective tenants often do not have enough money for the first month's rent, a security deposit, and a Light & Power deposit. Forget trying to get all that and the last month's rent. They rarely pay the rent for the month in which they vacate. I agree with Willie. Don't do it.

Since: Dec 12

Cowpens, SC

#17 Feb 18, 2013
Former Landlord wrote:
<quoted text>Take it from another man who has been there. Not in this town. Eventually, your property will be damaged, and you will get beat out of rent. The lower the price of the house, the lower the rent, the lower the quality of the tenant. The higher the price of the house, the lower the return on investment, and the tenant may still be no good. Either way, you won't make money.
Most people who rent in Greeneville cannot afford to own. There isn't a large transient class of young professionals looking to rent a house in Greeneville. The prospective tenants often do not have enough money for the first month's rent, a security deposit, and a Light & Power deposit. Forget trying to get all that and the last month's rent. They rarely pay the rent for the month in which they vacate. I agree with Willie. Don't do it.
This is quite possibly the BEST ADVICE on topix this year!!!
Former Landlord

Greeneville, TN

#18 Feb 18, 2013
Nita Mann wrote:
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This is quite possibly the BEST ADVICE on topix this year!!!
Thanks. It cost me thousands of dollars to learn what I am passing on free of charge.
Hartford ky lady

Hawesville, KY

#19 Feb 18, 2013
Former Landlord wrote:
<quoted text>Take it from another man who has been there. Not in this town. Eventually, your property will be damaged, and you will get beat out of rent. The lower the price of the house, the lower the rent, the lower the quality of the tenant. The higher the price of the house, the lower the return on investment, and the tenant may still be no good. Either way, you won't make money.
Most people who rent in Greeneville cannot afford to own. There isn't a large transient class of young professionals looking to rent a house in Greeneville. The prospective tenants often do not have enough money for the first month's rent, a security deposit, and a Light & Power deposit. Forget trying to get all that and the last month's rent. They rarely pay the rent for the month in which they vacate. I agree with Willie. Don't do it.
ok fair enough, that makes sense. I have a small 2 br house i rent out for $650.00 a month. The residents never complain, miss rent they are good as gold. This is in owensboro ky though....
Former Landlord

Greeneville, TN

#20 Feb 18, 2013
Hartford ky lady wrote:
<quoted text> ok fair enough, that makes sense. I have a small 2 br house i rent out for $650.00 a month. The residents never complain, miss rent they are good as gold. This is in owensboro ky though....
There are good people here, just not as many as you would hope for. My experience is that out of 15 applicants for a rental, you find one good one. That is probably about what employers get if they advertise a job opening. Let the employers chime in.

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