19 February 2010

Scary Good



So I filed my tax returns a couple weeks back and have been checking my bank account to see if the refunds have shown up. My state refund appeared last week, but the federal had been lagging a bit. I figured the Snowpocalypses might have slowed down the IRS's worker bees a bit, but I've kept checking at least every couple of days.

Today my federal refund showed up in my account, except that it was way, way higher than I was expecting. As in nearly 2.75 times higher than I was expecting. I very nearly had an anxiety attack on the spot, because I didn't think there was any way it could have been other than a mistake. I certainly don't want IRS goons knocking on my door demanding I pay them back with interest.

Anyway, I called them up and got, of course, their robo system, which said, "We made adjustments to your return that increased your refund to $xxxx.xx. We'll be mailing you an explanation of the changes made." So apparently it's not an error, though my chest is still a little tight thinking about it. We are so definitely getting new windows upstairs, though. And I'm definitely going to be stepping up to VUBOQ's 10% Tax Refund Challenge again (maybe even before he gets it all organized).

10 comments:

that's J-O-S-H said...

More $$$?! I think you should use some of it to help pay of your favo poor blogger's student loanz!

JelliDonut said...

Congrats! There should be some stash enhancement for celebration.

kmkat said...

Yay for you (and the IRS, assuming they are right about the mistake)!

Chris said...

*crosses fingers that it really is your money and you get to keep it*

Congrats!

vuboq said...

That is very exciting. And, yes, I have been quite lax about starting the 10% Refund Challenge. Perhaps, this weekend I can figure out how I'm going to put it together.

*smooches*

Java said...

That happened to us a few years ago. Ever since then we have had our taxes prepared by a professional. A friend of ours does it on the (relatively) cheap. If the IRS makes this correction, how many other deductions can a professional find that the IRS will not look for?

Dawn on MDI said...

Oh, I think you should donate to EQME to help hire a rural organizer downeast. No one in particular or anything. Just thinking such a thing would be nice for them to have...

FiberQat said...

The paranoid side of me says stash it somewhere and let it grow. But perhaps the economy and various stimuli are doing the right thing for once.

Justin said...

I'm just hoping I don't owe a lot this year. When freelance work is involved, that tends to happen :P

tornwordo said...

What is this mysterious thing you speak of called a refund? I have no familiarity with such a thing.