I know it's gonna happen so just post your tech procurements, acquires, etc. and I bet you money it's a stupid purchase.
Pic related. E King s515. 500 bucks into the shitter
Maybe a 3rd 4TB drive. Expecting around $3k back this year. I have what I want already really. Was contemplating a chromebook to install linux on and fuck around with but why bother? My T420 does what I need.
Winlels laptops got a lot better lately some HP ones I used for work had decent battery life. Looks HP Spectre and their other recent models. But you don't want to push them too much else the battery melts pretty quick.
Blew this bad boy on some cheap Chinese shit.
Still waiting for dat federal return though. It's going to be about tree fiddy. Should be here today I reckon.
I have an XPS 13 (5200U; 1920x1080). It easily does 10 hours. But I think this is an oddity for windows machines.
I built a shitty ~$350 desktop to play MOBAs, Hearthstone, and some Steam game on along with my usual office and internet browsing. It's actually not the absolute worst, FX-4350, GTX 950 OC, 8GB DDR3, 120GB SSD, 1TB HDD.
Someone explain to someone who's not American like me how tax returns work
Also consider getting N9s
Our government sucks a percentage of our income out to pay for shit like disability etc. They take too much and have to give us back a refund. It's not really a refund, it's our change. On paper, income tax can only be taken by the government in times of war. We are in perpetual war with terror, so we are forever fucked.
Can I move in with you, anon?
All year long you buy things, pay services, sell stuff and you pay taxes on all that shit.
Come new year, you report all those fucking taxes you paid all year long, and the guvermint gives you some money back so you can blow it on hookers and blackjack.
You're doing it right. People who get $900 refunds are either morons who forgot to adjust their withholding are giving the government an interest-free loan, welfare queens with eight kids and a dozen hand-out credits to claim, or are otherwise about to soon get audited because of their dirtbag accountants bullshitting their returns.
What the American gubment does is essentially takes more money from you than they can justify and basically treat it as a 0% interest loan from every tax paying citizen and then at the beginning of the following year they give you back what they can't justify keeping: for most people it's generally around $3000 that they get back.
I'm not sure how it is in other states but here in California you also get a state tax return which is usually much less than the federal return.
It's a shitty system but in a way it is kind of nice to get around $3000 every year at the beginning of the year.
Please dont listen to these anons they have no idea what they are talking about
I actually owe $700(taxes were never taken out my checks) and I started work late last year. I wanna hurry up and buy a monitor next week before my mother scolds me for buying tech again.
I got most of them through Micro Center. They had the CPU, mobo, RAM, power supply, and case. They were running a deal where some motherboards were an extra $40 off when you bought a compatible CPU. Then there were mail-in rebates on the case, power supply, and motherboard. Had to use in-store pickup though, so it's a restrictive deal.
Newegg via eBay had the best price on a GTX 950 OC, but that deal is dead.
Should I pull the trigger /g/?
>at least one display port
>IPS or equivalent (or better) panel
Got it up and running, sans graphics card since that's still in the mail.
>getting a tax return at all
Lmao and you guys call yourselves smart
>Blow Your Tax Return
I think you mean Tax Refund.
The Return is the form you fill in and send to the tax people.
The Refund is the money (if any) you get back from the tax people.
Waiting to file mine. I should be getting around 8k back. Time for a new car and 3D accelerator card.
At least when your Graphics come in the mail it'll be better than mine.
Typically when you get a job, you have to claim if you are single or married and how many people depend on you to live.
The highest taxed person is Single with zero dependents, which most people pick. So they take the maximum amount out.
Usually come tax time, it turns out the government took too much out and they give you your money back, aka a tax return.
In Canada the system works as follows: Everyone who is not pisspoor (anyone who makes less than 15,000 per year) pays income tax. Citizens are given the choice to either pay into a safety net a small amount per paycheque (usually 12.5% in my case). At the beginning of the year you add up all your income, tell the government how much you made. . Then they figure out what tax bracket you're in, and generate a sum of money you owe them which will be a percentage of last years income. If you payed more money into the safety net than you owed for that calendar year, they mail you a cheque with the difference.
For windows machines, more money seems to get you both a better battery, and better specs. However, better specs also drains the battery more. The major brands don't seem to make any laptops with a good battery, and mediocre CPU/GPU to maximize battery life.
20% of my income went to federal income tax + Social Security + Medicare. Then another 4% went to state income tax. My income is pretty close to the median for my area.
Everyone knocks on Canadian taxes, but I'm pretty sure the US punishes you more for making an average income.
Don't worry, when Bernie gets elected an American making $60k will pay $30k in taxes, will have to set aside $8k/year for retirement, and $8k/year to save for each child's college savings plan. We'll be Europe in no time.
lmao you can't be this naive? If its a traditional 401k its taxed as income when you take it out. If its a roth 401k its tax free when you take it out, but you can't deduct it when you put it in.
The only true tax free account is the HSA. But you can't dodge taxes as well because you can only spend it on medical expenses.
Considering getting an Apple I building my own throwback computer.
I saw a video that inspired me. I'm thinking SLI Voodoo cards like that was in the video.
The video did an entire build for £60, so I am leaning on that.
I got this quad core chinese tablet that runs windows 10 and android on it. Seems like it might be fun to mess with.
wow you're stupid. Google search it. You have to pay income tax on the amount you take out, if you take it out early there's an additional penalty. You can however use a loophole involving periodically converting potions to a roth account to avoid to early withdrawal period. But you cannot avoid paying income tax on it. You pay income tax when you take it out.
really god damn comfy. It's by far the best out of the three bands I have for it.
I plan on getting:
ASRock Z97 Express Chipset - Socket H3 LGA-1150 Z97 EXTREME6
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Phanteks Enthoo Series Primo Aluminum ATX Ultimate Full Tower
New 3DS Animal Crossing Edition
Haven't really shopped around for the best prices, but that's around half my refund right there.
off grid power supply for caravan
>pic is just an example
In Hungary: You have to make sure you pay ALL the taxes. If you don't report something, the IRS will later find it anyway, and you will have to pay the original amount plus interest (with crazy rates.)
All good, right?
Well, not really.
If you pay MORE tax, you don't get back any.
You _can_ file for tax returns, but if you do that, they will do a check on you, on your family, on your business, on everything you own, and there is a 99.999% chance they will find something and will fuck you.
Best communist country. :^)
I save every penny
bought me a t420 when I found a job,
eventually they upgraded it for me to a new laptop, bought me a phone etc.
I understand burgers have no concept of saving, but in Europe it's not uncommon to have a positive balance on your bank account, and actually buying only with debit cards, not credit.
It's smarter to buy everything with credit and pay back at the end for the month in the states. You're essentially getting 5% off everything.
Not recommended for those who can't control their spendings.