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26 Oct 2017 11:21 a.m. PST
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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian10 Apr 2017 11:00 p.m. PST

The deadline approaches for U.S. citizens to file their tax paperwork.

If you're getting a refund, how much (in percentage) do you plan to spend on the hobby?

Titchmonster Inactive Member10 Apr 2017 11:15 p.m. PST

10% which is the deal I have with my wife.

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut11 Apr 2017 12:03 a.m. PST

All of ot. Every last cent of the $0.00 USD I am getting.

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 1:34 a.m. PST

$0 USD

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 2:35 a.m. PST

None using it for vacation later in the year.

general btsherman11 Apr 2017 2:56 a.m. PST

$0. USD

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 3:21 a.m. PST

No refund for me this year. :(

Dentatus Fezian11 Apr 2017 3:57 a.m. PST

Refund? What is this 'refund' you speak of?

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 3:57 a.m. PST

No refund. And given the backlog of unpainted castings, no need for one.

Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member11 Apr 2017 4:39 a.m. PST

As much as I can get away with. I like to think of it as doing my bit for the US economy…

wminsing Inactive Member11 Apr 2017 4:47 a.m. PST

All going for medical bills I'm afraid, what there is of it.


Don Manser11 Apr 2017 4:48 a.m. PST

Refund …….funny.

panzerCDR11 Apr 2017 4:49 a.m. PST

Still recovering from the amount that I (over)spent last year . . . ;)

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 4:56 a.m. PST

None of it.

Dynaman878911 Apr 2017 5:02 a.m. PST

None of it. Spent on a family vacation.

Doug MSC Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 5:08 a.m. PST

Hahahahahaha! Refund???

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 5:14 a.m. PST


wolvermonkey11 Apr 2017 5:18 a.m. PST

About 25%. It helps pay for my Origins vacation and a bit of online shopping.

jfleisher Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 5:30 a.m. PST

Ended up owing $1,500 USD this year, my deductions all grew up and moved out…

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 5:51 a.m. PST

None of it.

Thomas O11 Apr 2017 6:25 a.m. PST

YouTube link

Rdfraf Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 6:26 a.m. PST

Haven't seen a refund for years

Old Wolfman11 Apr 2017 6:52 a.m. PST

Split the refund check with the missus,and spent part of it on some FoW/Team Yankee stuff. Shelled out $100 USD plus to the state. Rest on normal expenses.

GatorDave Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 6:52 a.m. PST

I'm planning on 25%. Have to convince the admiral first!

Garand11 Apr 2017 6:57 a.m. PST

I already have mine. I don't do set percentages, but I did spend $100 USD right off the bat to make at an "even" number. Then I started the process of paying off bills that have been accumulating. Oh that and an emergency washing machine purchase… :( To be fair I got one on sale: originally $700 USD, but I got it for $500 USD not including installation fees, new tubes & haul away fee for the old one (and the new one is sooo hi-tech! No analogue dials here!). Still have my county & local taxes to pay coming up at the end of May…


kallman Inactive Member11 Apr 2017 7:17 a.m. PST

What refund? Sending Uncle Sam money not getting any back.

jdpintex11 Apr 2017 7:39 a.m. PST

0%, but I did get a new car so I'm still ahead.

I did spend a slice of my bonus for a big order from Warlord Games.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 8:42 a.m. PST

None, tax refund is house money, not hobby money.

dsfrank Inactive Member11 Apr 2017 8:52 a.m. PST

over the course of the year – much more than any IRS refund I've ever gotten – like every year – but I never go out of my way to spend when the refund hits just because it is there – so I may not actually be answering the question asked.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 9:18 a.m. PST

Refund? REFUND?


Mailing out my checks today…..

Shark Six Three Zero Inactive Member11 Apr 2017 9:22 a.m. PST

I owe money, the question now becomes how much will I have to spend on the hobby after the tax bill goes out? Probably nothing until July.

wrgmr111 Apr 2017 9:23 a.m. PST

Seeing my accountant today to see how much I owe the CRA.

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 9:24 a.m. PST


Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 10:03 a.m. PST

We own a business there will be no refund….

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 12:10 p.m. PST

We'll just call this: covering expenses incurred to date.

vtsaogames Inactive Member11 Apr 2017 12:11 p.m. PST

All $35 USD went on wine, women and song. Actually, beer, one woman (wife) and the recorded music our local Austrian bistro was playing.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 12:42 p.m. PST

Refund? You mean the zero-interest twelve-month loan I gave the government last year that it's condescending to return to its rightful owner? That refund? I'll see what the CPA says, but if any does come back to us, it will go towards the used car we're looking for to replace our totaled one.

mckrok11 Apr 2017 1:24 p.m. PST

Not worth fighting over with the wife.

peterx Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 1:55 p.m. PST


BTCTerrainman Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 4:17 p.m. PST

I have not finished my taxes yet……….

Likely none as I have not received a refund in years, and am paying kid's college tuition…..

Jeigheff Inactive Member11 Apr 2017 4:59 p.m. PST

None. It has already been used to pay bills.

21eRegt12 Apr 2017 10:48 a.m. PST

Not a penny. Too many medical bills not covered by Obamacare to pay.

Early morning writer Inactive Member12 Apr 2017 1:49 p.m. PST

My what? What is this you speak of? A refund? How does one get such a thing?

I jest. We pay, we pay, we pay. Too little to itemize anymore – though do need to adjust our deductibles.

RudyNelson12 Apr 2017 3:46 p.m. PST

Since I am collecting social security early at 62, I no longer get a refund. The payments made me have to pay more this year.

14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 5:14 p.m. PST

None, wife spent the pittance already.

piper909 Inactive Member12 Apr 2017 11:27 p.m. PST

Alas, one of the cars claimed all that money last month (before it even got here), thank you timing belt and AC repair!

huron72513 Apr 2017 3:28 p.m. PST

I owe.

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2017 8:53 p.m. PST

The refund goes for a new furnace for the house. I did award myself $10 USD for having done the income tax.


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