Boom, that’s it. And thank the fine folks at tax.utah.gov and incometax.utah.gov for all their hard work!! Disclaimer: i do not work for them nor do I know anyone that does. Just wanted to share the knowledge since I just learned it and am thinking others might need it.
So get together your W-2‘s, your 1099-INT or 1099-R‘s or 1098-G‘s, any 1099-G‘s for Unemployment, and maybe any SSA-1099‘s for social security benefits!
P.S. Also get your 1095-A form from Healthcare.gov IF you didn’t have employer/school based health insurance, AND…… your 2 Stimulus payments details (1st one was last spring/summer 2020. 2nd one was just in the last few weeks (dec 31st 2020 – Feb 2021) — get them from IRS.gov by clicking on the Coronavirus button!! NOTE: Good news, these 2 payments are NOT taxable!!!
P.P.S. Also, it can’t hurt to see what you’ve paid in Social Security taxes/withholdings over your lifetime at SSA.gov if you want to — but not required to file taxes!
Come in and see me at the Springville Walmart or call me at 801-356-1032 for in-person or remote tax prep / technical help on using an online free filing one. And if you can’t afford to pay for in-person sit-down tax prep, then i’ll refer you to places such as VITA.byu.edu. Tis excellent either way. #ibelieve! Happy Wednesday you all,
In case it helps anybody — was inspired to do this after remembering I used to use Thunderbird with the Lightning Calendar extension and it was so nice to not see my Inbox and subfolders immediately. Was distracted a lot less.
I had a choice when I opened Thunderbird of only seeing Email or Calendar, etc.; probably got more work done!
Here’s a web based alternative without having to use a portable USB drive version of it! 🙂 And it goes everywhere if you use a tab syncing service like ___ or ___. Will blog on those later. Stay tuned.
For many organizations, and especially charitable non-profits, today is the last day of the year to give a gift that counts towards this year.
Think of the free apps/programs you use for free. A lot of work went into and still goes into maintaining it. They would definitely free gratitude if you took the time to throw even $1. For real, some of these software developers and volunteers receive no pay except for periodically a donation or they freel relief when they don’t have to worry about paying for the server(s) that the app/program is hosted on.
Some of the ones I would like to give to are:
Audacity music/audio player and editor; desktop app
Firefox browser people / volunteers (Mozilla organization)
Heavens-Above.com website / app
OneTab desktop browser extension; faster browsing and more self-focus while using any of the popular browsers
probably a few others that i love
On the charitable side i think it would be cool give through these org’s:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Philanthropies programs like clean water, wheelchairs, et cetera for sure.
Kiva who does micro-loans to those currently with smaller economic opportunities to start their own business. One of my bros has helped out a few people through them.
I’m sure i could find others. Take a moment to think about what software helps you for free OR which organizations inspire you / make you feel good.
P.S. On the officially charitable side please do use CharityNavigator to find ratings. NOTE: not all organizations can afford to be audited by them but those that do have really good info there on the % of money donated that goes to the actual program(s) vs administrative costs, etc.
That’s it. Good wishes for the last day of the year and the new year starting tomorrow. I want to have a moment of quiet and hope. The light is shining I believe. Sincerely, Roger