Hey, I love you guys for putting up with all my crazy questions that I'm pretty sure someone my age should have had a good handle on anyways. Ha. So, this is bit of a moral/technical tax questions. I grew up in a strict family that didn't believe in short cuts on ANYTHING, so sometimes it's hard to draw the line between being frugal and taking advantage. Lol my parents refused to get healthcare on us growing up. Not even through my dad's work... I'm not sure how they figured that was using anyone, but they did... so that's just to give you a background idea on why I'm asking such idiot questions.
Okay, so as most of you know I'm on disability for a mental condition and I haven't filed taxes for the past 2 years on it because I didn't have to. But, now I just found out that I can actually and I might recieve a little state taxes back. However, for the past year I've been in school and if you go to school you are supposed to get a little back from that every year... but only if you file taxes fedrally and based on disability you can't do that... or can I?
For two days a couple weeks back I had a job through a temp service and I believe I will be getting a check for about 180 dollars from that. So, normally that's not considered enough to file taxes with, but if I did maybe I could get that money back from going to school.
So my questions are:
1. Is it possible to even do that?
2. Would it be wrong of me to do that? I don't know if it's considered robbing from the people that worked more hours and went to school, but I could really use that money since I'm homeless right now and I'm getting my disability wages garnished for the next two month so that's going to make it even harder to find a place to live. I am also thinking about attempting to work at a fastfood place or something for awhile once I get settled into a place. But, I have to get to the point where I can do that. I just don't want to be cheating other deserving people out of what they need. I know what it feels like to be cheated out of good help because someone else had to take advantage of the help before you.