I did my taxes yesterday. One good thing about being poor is that I get all of the federal income tax that I paid back. In addition I also got some money from the EIC. I’ll also get $30 for the Telephone tax credit. This will probably be a profit for me since I’ve only had phone service for a fraction of the time covered by the credit. I’m mailing my return rather than filing electronically. Since I’m filing early and the regional IRS center is in this city I don’t think it should take too long to receive my return. Usually the funds are deposited in my account in about three weeks.