I was planning on posting about the cruise with all of the great pictures I took, but I left the camera cable at the office, so I guess they'll have to wait for another day.
Besides I'm too busy trying to figure out how to figure out how to fix the BIG mistake I made on my taxes. I filed my taxes on time but when I was reviewing my tax forms, I realized that I accidentally mistyped my social security number into Turbo Tax. The whole reason I bought Turbo Tax was to make sure I didn't make any mistakes. I thought it was idiot proof. Think they'll give me a refund because none of their experts caught my mistake?
But that was a month ago.
I've known about the wrong social security number since I filed my taxes back in April and have been patiently awaiting my rejection letter (since I made another mistake and filed by mail instead of electronically). Well I finally got it today. And guess what, it wasn't a rejection letter, it was a bill. A bill for almost my entire economic stimulus check. Because I put in the incorrect SS#, they didn't accept my exemptions or tuition deduction.
Well at least they gave me two options at the bottom of the bill- accept the changes they made and pay the $900, or call/mail in my changes. Sounds easy, right. Of course the number they provide sends you to a voicemail that says, "Due to extremely high volume, we cannot take your call right now. Goodbye." I called back four times with two different phones and got hung up on four more times. What now?
So if anyone has any great insight into the IRS and the tax system, I would greatly appreciate it. Or any great ways to break through telephone systems to talk to an actual person, I'd love any of those ideas too. All I know is that I don't get my refund or stimulus check until I get my tiny little mistake changed. Who knew mixing up one number could cause such a hassle.
On another note, when we do get our stimulus check, we're going to do like the government wants and spend it. I'm going on a summer shopping spree. What are your favorite clothing stores? Where would you spend the money?
I just got off the phone with the IRS. I called at 8:00 AM this morning and after being on hold for 38 minutes, I finally got to talk to a live person. I explained the problem to him, and he had almost fixed everything and put me on hold for a final few minutes to figure out the adjustment (i.e. make sure I really don't owe $800), and of course my office had a fire drill. Perfect timing huh. So I had to hang up the phone can call back. I finally just got off the phone with a woman that assured me that I will be getting my $50 refund instead of having to pay $800, and my stimulus check will be mailed sometime in June. After two hours and fifteen minutes on the phone, SUCCESS.