Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox

How can you have any pudding if you don't do your taxes?

Stayed up last night to finalize my tax returns. The Federal tax return was 99% complete already. I only had to enter a few last-minute 1099 corrections. (Gee, thanks Ameritrade.) The state return was a breeze with only a small bit of data entry for items the Federal return didn't deal with. So the final tally for the tax refunds was: Federal -$477 and State -$510. Yeah, I'm surprised that state is worse than the Federal too, but there's a reason for that. So I wrote checks for those. Also wrote some checks for estimated taxes, both Federal and state. (NJ State actually has an E-check facility so I used that.) So I should be completely paid off on everything for now. Mailed everything this morning.

Then I called Numeric (actually PFPC, their transfer agent) to see about withdrawing my excess IRA contribution. They informed me that there's a special form for that and they faxed it over. In addition to the expected option for receiving a check in that amount, I also saw an option on the form to redeposit the excess contribution as a current year contribution in the same IRA. Great. That way I don't have to deal with it, although this may mean that I won't be able to add anything to the IRA the rest of the year.

Took the afternoon off to go to lupine_fox's meet in Quakertown, PA. Of course, I picked up a few geocaches along the way:

Easy Mystery Cache (New Jersey )
Mount Hope Historical Park in Mount Hope. World's easiest puzzle cache. :)

D&F's Favorite Walk (New Jersey)
Columbia Trail in High Bridge.

Christmas City TB Lodge - Reservations Required (Pennsylvania )
Saucon Park in Bethlehem. This is a replacement for the cache that was taken apart by the bomb squad a while back. This new one is in a different location and probably even more clever.

Industrial Arts (Pennsylvania)
Strip mall in Quakertown at an interesting sculpture.

There's also another one that I'm not sure I found because all I saw was a magnet stuck to a metal plate at the bottom of a park bench leg. We shall see if the cache has gone missing.

Then finally, I went to lupine_fox's meet at his home. Also there were byzantyndragon, skippyfox, shortwave81, akina16, and many others whose livejournal userids are not familiar to me. We had garlic bread, meatballs and spaghetti.

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