Am I getting too much money back from my tax return?
I’m 27, so I’ve done my taxes for years now. However, in the past I’ve been a private flute teacher and freelance musician, so taxes were always whack since my income was based on loads of personal checks from parents and for gigs. I would always get some money back, but it was never more than $300 because most taxes didn’t come straight from my income.
This past year I have had a “regular” 9 – 5 job for the first time in my life (and doing taxes could never be easier in comparison to what I was doing before). However, it seems as though I’m getting a LOT back. Like, over $2000 for a 37K salary job. Granted, I had a ton taken out over the year…probably only made $30K after taxes. Still…is this normal??
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