Couldn’t believe it, just couldn’t believe it! I was doing my typical February fight with the taxes routine.
Paperwork, addition, subtraction, figuring out the farm slips. One number from the SAME slip goes into the feed category, one amount in the supplies category, one amount in the seed category…all on the same slip X 200 or so. Ray helped a lot this year. I wanted him to have a better handle on the farm expenses vs. income.
Anyway, he categorized the items on the slips and I started the tax forms on Turbotax ® . As I was putting in the numbers and answering the questions, all at once our return looked, well, huge. At the end, a message came from the Turbotax site that I could not file them right away since a form needed updated. Well, I figured that was where the glitch was and I waited until February 17, today for the upload.
This year, this year, I tell you the adoption credit changed from a deductible credit to a refundable credit…You are absolutely kidding me!! In our last two adoptions, the expenses had been carried over. We never had enough tax burden to claim the whole adoption credit from the expenses in 2005, 2006 and 2007. Now this year, when the God pressure to adopt became HUGE and the money was, well, LACKING, God provides again!! These adoption expenses from the past years are refundable THIS YEAR regardless of our tax burden.
Absolutely unbelievable…we have a beginning nest egg to start. From where? From the last source I ever thought possible…Man oh man, why do I doubt. I just asked God for a sign…Well HERE’S your sign 🙂