I’ve received my state tax refund. Yay! Hooray for NJ TeleFile and direct deposit. It’s going from my bank account right into my ING Direct savings account.
I’m one of the few people who actually enjoy doing taxes. Of course, since I take the standard deduction and don’t have any investment income, my taxes are relatively simple. So I did my state and federal taxes the day I got my W-2 form, and I got my state refund 11 days later.
My combined state and federal refund this year is less than half what it was last year. I was expecting more. Boo. But I guess it means I didn’t give the government a very big interest-free loan all year, as my friend put it.