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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