No matter how I mess with the numbers, my income tax refund is only going to be 67 cents. That’s $0.67 . . . .
By some definitions, that means I did my withholding perfectly this year; I don’t have to write the government a check, and I also didn’t provide them with an interest-free loan. Of course, this also means that instead of saving the extra money I wasn’t paying the IRS, I must have wantonly spent it on things like DVDs and other low-dollar luxuries. It’s really a shame I didn’t save up all that extra money and get something I really want, like a Powerbook.
The real question now is: do I apply the 67 cents to my taxes next year, or do I ask for the check? And once I get it, do I cash it, or just frame it?