Taxes, Child Tax Credits and Pre-payments Opt out
WELL that wasnt fun. It was actually a bit hard. Letting go has always been hard for me. And giving an extra dime to Toxic Troll BM kills me.
But there you are. For backstory, I file the family tax returns. I have the tools, as well as the experience. For the past two tax years, 2019 and 2020, we have claimed SD15 Backstabber/Munchkin. I had Toxic Troll sign the waiver both years, due to the child support modification order that gave her claiming rights. You know, the part where the visitation is 50/50 but listed as 51/49 for tax purposes.
2019 we were going to owe, so there was no real refund. We take more out so we are not "stuck" owing and that we get a little bit back. 2020 we again got the form signed and Covid-19 had hit with the stimulus money. THIS time, Toxic Troll had her hand out for "HER half of the child tax credit and child stimulus $$"
I filed as soon as possible. The IRS was REALLY backed up. I panicked when 2 months had gone by. Every week, or few days, Husband would get a text from Toxic Troll about "she must have done it wrong. I got MY refund (from 2018) within the first 2 weeks of filing. And it was MORE".
I checked everything, bank account numbers, and daily status on IRS website. She was so freaking obnoxious and demeaning. Not to mentio,n because its not hugely relevant, but I had ALSO done Feral Forger SD22's tax returns and got her TWO stimulus checks as well as a little refund. Her wages were around $2,000 and I got her $1,800 back because stimulus. I did get a "thank you I really appreciate it". TT got some clothes bought. Good for her.
SO, during that whole experience, Husband and I agreed to never again to favors and never again claim kiddo no matter what. It wasnt worth the constant harassment and her pokes and prods and demeaning comments about me and my lack of skills.
NOW, along comes Biden, and more tax "improvements". Expanded tax credits and pre-payments. That start July 15.
Husband and I agree to "opt out". I get to the opt out button. And all of a sudden hesitate. I go through the IDME process...sending my DL pics and even do a video of my face...Im like "are we SURE?" I do screen caps of the process in case Toxic Troll tries to come after us about it.
Folks, get ready for these fun times, because it takes about a week to process...and now Toxic Troll gets almost $600/monthly for SD15 B/M, and doesnt work, so its basically free money.