Thursday, March 12, 2009

Thought Provoking Thursday: Tax Relief

I stole borrowed this meme from Christie at My Life-A Work in Progress.

Yesterday, my husband and I went to Jackson Hewitt to get our taxes done at 1pm. 4 hours and 2 bad attitudes later, we walked out of the office owing money for the first time in our lives. That night my husband toiled over this mind-boggling situation trying to figure out where we went wrong. He figured out that our mortgage was sold to another company, and we did not submit all of the paperwork for our mortgage insurance.

This morning we started out with rocky attitudes. Then I said to my husband, "we should not let our circumstances dictate our attitudes, but our attitudes most certainly should influence our circumstances."

We went back to Jackson Hewitt with the correct paperwork. In order to fix the problem, we had to file an amendment to the original. Thanks to Joe and Tinnia (pronounced Tina), not only did we not owe after this amendment, but now we are getting back more than twice of what we owed. This experience is a true testament to how good God is because had we brought in the correct paperwork the day before, we still would have owed. You see my new BFF Tinnia is the supervisor at Jackson Hewitt, and she was able to to a little more finagling for us than the person we saw yesterday. Everything happens for a reason!

~Joan

13 comments:

Mrs Cooper March 12, 2009 at 2:08 PM  

Ooooo, good for you. Getting back twice the amount that you thought you owed. I'm coming to you for a loan best friend :):)

Alicia March 12, 2009 at 2:12 PM  

Definitely not coincidental!!

What a huge blessing!!!!!!

Tara S. Dickherber, M.Ed, CPC March 12, 2009 at 3:01 PM  

There are powers out there we can not explain! I believe all things happen for a reason!!!

Felicia - I complete Me March 12, 2009 at 3:22 PM  

That is great! It is very important not to let your circumstances affect your relationships. Life will always happen and it should not dictate your attitude. Something we all need to work on and remember.

Wifey March 12, 2009 at 6:01 PM  

Way to work it out!

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Ryan Ashley Scott March 12, 2009 at 11:00 PM  

Thank goodness for prayers and positive attitudes! And a late memory, too. :) Glad you got it all sorted out.

Justice Jonesie March 13, 2009 at 11:13 AM  

This is a great testimony. A few years we ended up owing a lot of money, I was shocked for weeks (months, years!). We didn't have a Tina to help us out; wish I would've looked her up because I still don't understand how it happened!

3 Bay B Chicks March 15, 2009 at 7:11 PM  

Truly a blessing! Tinnia would be my new best friend too if she were able to fanagle this money miracle for me!

Congrats to you and hubby. Our taxes have me very scared this year.

-Francesca

Tooj March 15, 2009 at 10:22 PM  

You gotta love supervisors! :) Good work on thinking on it....lots of people just assume that the first number they get is the right answer and pay and never know the difference. Enjoy the refund.

rightonmom March 16, 2009 at 12:56 PM  

You kept the right attitude, and voila! Now, what will you do with all that doe??

Shanda March 18, 2009 at 12:17 PM  

That is awesome! There is such power in our attitudes. Enjoy the extra blessing!

kel March 26, 2009 at 7:56 PM  

Good for you.. can I borrow a hundred bucks?

Puanani503 April 8, 2009 at 12:50 PM  

God is definitely looking out for you my friend! Good on you:)

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