Dear IRS, (You read Debtkid, right? If not, you totally should. Good stuff here.)
I’d like to know, why it is unacceptable for me to withhold paying my taxes beyond the due date, however, the IRS is at liberty to delay payment of a refund due indefinitely and without interest. What’s up with that?
We’ve got a whomping refund due this year as a result of the outstanding adoption tax credit. This will pay off our only remaining debt—an adoption loan, plus fund our emergency fund, and maybe even get us started on our savings for our trip to Sudan.
But alas, no news.
Actually, we’ve had news a couple of times. “Where’s my Refund” told us that the check would be here by June 7th, and then a few weeks later was changed to say we’d be receiving a letter asking for more information (apparently the 300 page return and documentation that we sent them was insufficient?).
The letter arrived, but said our return was under review and we would receive either our refund or a request for more documentation by July 7, at the earliest.
I want to be debt free! Now!
Looking at the bright side, I suppose if they keep dragging their feet on this, I might have it paid off the old fashioned way by the time the refund check gets here.
A Very Impatient Taxpayer