Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

A very productive weekend.

This is a kind of continuation from Patra's original Place! Tonight's post there was getting a bit long-winded, so I decided to lob over here with my Other Stuff.
Yesterday (Saturday) I finally sat down to do our tax returns. When Ken was self-employed, his tax return was too complex for me to do, so we had an accountant do both of them for us, at a cost of $70 each the last time we had them done for us. But now that we are both PAYE employees, it is so much easier, so I decided to go back to doing them myself. A friend told us last year that he did his return online, and it was very easy. So I logged on to the Aust. Tax Office and followed the instructions, and VOILE! It was easy! AND we had our refunds back in about a week!

This year, I had delayed doing them because my computer has been crashing(freezing up) so often, and I was afraid of getting caught out in the middle of the tax return. Yesterday, I decided to bite the bullet and get into it. I need not have worried! It took me about half an hour to process and lodge both our returns, and the computer didn't have one hiccup! Best of all, the Tax Office have calculated our refunds to be a combined figure of over $1000! WHEEEEEE!! And no, there will be no big spend-up on eBay or anywhere else. It will be used to reduce the debt we currently have on our credit card!


Blogger ms*robyn said...

isn't it a great feeling when you get a refund ! good for you!

Monday, 08 August, 2005  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Just checked our bank account and both refunds are there - in less than seven days! What a lifesaver. I was about to transfer some money online from one account to another, so I could go and buy some groceries, but now I don't have to! Thank you Mr Tax Man!

Saturday, 13 August, 2005  
Blogger Maggie Ann said...

Good for you was just my thought too when I read this post. Now you're clever and richer!

Sunday, 14 August, 2005  

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