Taxes. Enough said.
Seriously doing taxes is not so bad these days. The online software walks one through the process in an almost idiot proof manner. Almost being the key word.
I did the Boy's taxes a few weeks ago. 1040EZ, easy peasy took about fifteen minutes. No deductions, no problem. He is a student. The biggest issue was entering the three different W2's he got as ownership changed multiple times at the place he works. I put in the bank information for direct deposit for both the State and Federal refunds he has coming.
As I was finishing I asked him for his account number. he wrote it down and then I made him read it to me three times to make sure I entered it correctly. He did not write down the routing number , so I sent him back to his checkbook to get it for me. Again the repeat, repeat, repeat process. Click. send. Done.
I checked yesterday to see his refund status. The IRS said they deposited the funds last week. The wife checked his balance (she is on the account). No deposit. After some deeper research we found the problem. You know where this is going already. He has TWO checking accounts. He gave me the routing number from checking account 1 and the account number from checking account 2 (why he has two accounts is a long story by itself).
Good for me. I get to spend the day trying to find out how to fix this error. The Wife and Boy went to both banks to see if the money was there or if they could trace it. No dice. So the money will be sent back to the respective Governmental entities. How to get it back to my son is the question.
Some days I wake up and think, "it is good to be me". Then there is today...