Those aren't refunds, but the real fun part was doing them.
1. Months ago I picked up all the forms. Today I couldn't find any of them. I tore the place apart but finally gave up. So I ended up using TurboTax online since MA sent me a voucher for efiling last year - it ended up being free for both fed and state. Small win.
2. After going through all of the forms it wanted some info from last year's return. Ok... um... or not. I found every return back to 1996 EXCEPT 2001! WTF?! I tore the place apart, again - hey, I found those forms I couldn't find before! *mutter* I never found my 2001 returns. Maybe they're in one of the boxes I never unpacked, I looked through many of them but didn't exactly empty the entire stack. So I couldn't answer all the questions, but it accepted the form as submitted. *shrug*
3. Ok, finally finished, time to print out the forms for my records. Or maybe my printer will run out of ink. Ok, dig out a replacement catridge. Great now... it'll jam. *mutter* Ok, resume... run out of paper. *sigh* Reload... "Please insert paper into automatic feeder..." I just did... "Please..." OK! "Please..." WTF?! *resist throwing printer across room* *fiddle* Printing...
4. Paid for federal taxes with a credit card, including the service fee for doing so. Not too bad I suppose, and I'll get miles. But MA doesn't accept credit cards, so I'll have to mail a check today - fortunately I have just enough in my account to cover the state tax. I'll have to pull the money out of my retirement account to cover the cc bill that'll be coming, but I expected to pay with that money anyway.
Grumble, it took hours longer than I expected. It's the middle of the night, I've got to be up for work. Not the best way to start the week. Of course, this is my fault for procrastinating in the first place. I could've done them back in February.