So I got my tax refund last week. I wasn’t expecting very much. Funny thing was, the check was for $400 more than I was expecting. Exactly $400 more.
I thought it was a lucky mistake but I cashed the check anyway, assuming that the IRS would eventually figure it out and ask for their money back but I may as well hold onto it just in case they didn’t notice. Well, today I got a letter in the mail from the IRS. I initially thought, “wow, they figured it out fast”. But it was one of those “we found an error on your tax form” letters and as it turns out the extra money was not a mistake at all. I missed the Making Work Pay Tax Credit while filling out my 1040-EZ and they so kindly gave it to me anyway.
Those folks down at the IRS sure are nice. Merry Christmas, guys!
Now what to do with 400 shiny bucks I was never expecting to get…