19 February 2010
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).