Paying Our Tickets With Tax Refund

Besides the fact that it is Spring  season, it is also the season of filing income taxes here in the US.  The deadline is usually April 15.  This year, 2012, the deadline is extended until April 17 to accommodate holidays or severe weather conditions.

We submitted our tax report and fortunately we have tax  refund for the year 2011.  With the use of an online tax filing software, we already knew the amount of the refund we’ll be receiving.  Like I said before, the money from our tax refund is going to be used to purchase air tickets for our vacation this year.

Tax money from refund can do lots if we use it wisely.

1.  Travel and vacation

2.  Tuition fees payment

3.  Home repairs

4.  Home upgrade

5.  Shopping items from personal wishlist

6.  Gadget upgrade

7.  Baby stuff

…and just about anything important that we already thought of allocating.

In my situation, the money is intended for the tickets before the tax filing.  My husband assumed that we will get a refund.  And yes we did!  We are very happy because the flights are booked in Korean Air.  What we have to save for now is the expense money.

How about you?  If you haven’t filed your taxes yet, better do it before the deadline comes.