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Taxing Times

frustrated writerIt’s tax time. I always put off filing until the first week of April, because in my situation is almost comical to file in the first place. But, I went onto the Turbo-Tax website yesterday, filled out the information that was required and happily learned I have a refund coming both from federal and state. Yeah!

The only problem is, the IRS won’t accept my return because they cannot verify my identity. They will not give me an e-PIN number, and won’t accept my AGI from last year. So, I fixed what I thought was wrong and tried again, only to have the damn thing bounce back yet again. Now, I find myself in this electronic looping nightmare. I have two choices, hopefully get an IRS rep on the phone to help me, or I can file by mail.

I wouldn’t mind filing by mail, but I can’t print the forms because my printer has run out of ink, which means before I can do anything, I have to go the office supply store and buy new printer cartridges. The good news is the sun is shining, so after lunch I will venture out to get what I need and then try again with the IRS and Turbo Tax.

It just seems everything nowadays doesn’t go as I anticipate. I have also been going ’round and ’round with the mortgage company. They  escrow my insurance premium in my monthly mortgage payment, but yet they didn’t pay the bill — so the insurance company is taking withdraws from my bank account. So far, this hasn’t been resolved, either.

Don’t get me wrong — I love technology and shortcuts, but when they don’t work the way they are supposed to work, they are twice as hard to fix than when we used paper and pen.

So say a prayer to the electronic gods for me and wish me luck. I know I’ll need it.

Barb