So, it's no real secret that I'm broke. I whine about it here sometimes when the pile of bills gets too high, and the oil in the tank runs low. That's why I was so pumped when I received all 4 of my W forms. I could file taxes.
As I began the process, I happily plugged numbers in, clicking boxes and shuffling papers, dreaming of maybe for once being able to patch the hole in my roof or replacing the faulty sump pump in the basement. Instead, I was shocked to see my numbers dwindling-down to $100 back.
I hadn't put in deductions or anything like that yet, but still, at this point I usually have about $1500 already to get back. Then I spotted it: My new company has not logged any of my medical insurance. Sure, they've been taking the money out each week-but it's not on my form. In fact, they have me listed as retired.
This all stems back to my start date in May. They input my birthday wrong, and in turn, delayed my insurance from starting. I thought the whole mess was straightened out.
Now, instead of getting my return back in 9 days, I have to wait for them to fix it. Actually-I have to find out who to talk to in the company (there's a whole lot of "I don't handle that, call so-and-so" and then "Oh, I don't know why she told you to call me-she's the one who does that").
Sometimes, I truly wonder who I pissed off and how long they'll hold this grudge...