Best Personal Finance Writing – Week 13

We just got our federal tax return check this week after weeks of waiting.

Actually it was supposed to be direct deposited, but they claim my bank rejected the transfer.

So I received 3 letters from the IRS on the same day. That will get the heart pounding!

Two of them were identical: one each to my wife and me explaining the rejection and that a paper check would be coming in 3-4 weeks. The third letter was the check.

So they could have just sent one letter, addressed to the both of us, with the check inside. That’s government efficiency for you.

Before you chide me about receiving a refund at all, yes I know it’s better to not give the government an interest free loan. In fact, I feel like I tweak my withholdings each year, but always get a refund. I now believe in a money fairy.

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Best Personal Finance (and Lifestyle) Writing of the Week

 

 As usual, I was featured in some carnivals this week.

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3 Comments
  1. Thanks for the shout out!

    BTW, the IRS thing isn’t all that unusual – had that exact thing happen to me back in 2006. The bank said one of the account numbers were wrong and sent the whole thing back. That’s how it gets refused.
    Bill Swan recently posted..When Its Not Your Usual Purchase – the Food Store Brand WarsMy Profile

  2. Yes typical government waste with the 3 letters showing up at once. It’s be nice if they actually cared about reducing waste like that. Then we wouldn’t need to be paying them so much money.
    Modest Money recently posted..Purchasing Life Insurance on a BudgetMy Profile

  3. They send 2 letter to be extra sure that you receive them

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