that's why I'm so hung up on getting my bonus and income tax
Sorry, I'm trying real hard to stifle a rant, but the way you twice referred to "getting my income tax" as if it's a good thing has me wanting to explode.
You don't get
. You pay it (and pay it some more). Indeed, you're not getting
anything. What they'll be sending to you, commonly called an "income tax return" is a reimbursement of excess withholding taxes, based on the current tax regulations.
To be clear: when you get your income tax return, no one is giving
you anything. It's money that was already yours, because they took too much out of your pay. You're not getting anything free. Far from it, you've just been nice enough to give your Uncle Sam an interest-free loan in that amount for the past year. Pretty generous of you, wasn't it
Back on topic:
I'm looking forward to a new PC this year myself. My current one is over 3 years old. 1GB of RAM seemed like a lot back then...