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Re: Hot Fudge say Nice Things About Detroit

Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:40 pm

Morty wrote:
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Mud Bug wrote:I file every February and usually get the refund by mid summer. Typically, when an envelope addressed from the City of Detroit Finance Department shows up in August, there's no check but a poke in the eye letter stating I did not file and owe them (even though I did file and they owe me. That leads to a couple of long phone calls explaining the situation to a weary civil servant at the CAY building and navigating their byzantine filing process. Resolution ultimately occurs, with an excuse that the staple holding my W-2 fell off or something equally inane.)

Not just CoD, I'm afraid. Some years back my refund for federal income tax was reduced because some of my deductions were denied, and in that I usually work in a big formula-heavy workbook of my own design in Excel ($80 for TurboTax! Why would I do things the easy way?!?!) I just shrugged and concluded that I must have bungled a computation.

Anyway, the next January I reviewed the prior year's work in preparation for the next filing and I was like "WTF, I didn't screw up last year." I got a friendly (really; I've found that they all are) IRS agent on the phone and he was able to pull up scanned images of the prior year's return. He's looking at the images and going through things with me and trying to find why some of my deductions were denied, when goes "oh" in an aw-shit kind of way. We really do have more kids than the typical American family, and because the federal 1040 form only has spaces to list five or six of the family/dependents we must do as instructed and attach a note containing lisiting the overflow. Seems that the note was received and scanned but not taken into account when the IRS reviewed my work. Like I said, the guy on the phone was friendly and helpful, and so I got the balance of my refund, plus interest, which came to something like two grand. Talk about happy windfalls...

What the hell do the Duggars do when they file their return?

I was going to write something snarky like "with that many kids they're probably not smart enough to file a return," but then, well, you know...

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Re: Hot Fudge say Nice Things About Detroit

Postby Morty » Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:26 pm

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Re: Hot Fudge say Nice Things About Detroit

Postby MICHIGAN » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:27 am

Sort of a backhanded compliment, but here it is ... leys-heels
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Re: Hot Fudge say Nice Things About Detroit

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