Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick

from the theoretical to the mundane

Still thinking through all the great comments you made on my last post about the meaning of life (more accurately, perhaps, "the purpose of life"). I'll be making at least one follow-up soon.

Today I called the IRS and discovered, due to someone (likely someone at the IRS) not transposing an amount from one document to my 1040, that no, I won't be getting my "Stimulus Payment" this year. It'll instead be tacked on to next year's "Recovery Rebate" (did you know we were getting that?).

See, because of that error, my tax filing changed to an "amended" filing. Only the original filing determines whether or not one got the original Stimulus Payment, regardless of how much one actually made. (The IRS somehow figured that I earned in excess of $200k. Yeah.) It also meant that I didn't get my expected refund until last month.

Next year, while those of you who got your stimulus money will be getting a little bit more in the form of this Recovery Rebate from the Feds in hopes that you spend it on lasting economic progress, I'll be getting that plus the new buckies.

Thus I'll be rich next Spring, assuming I submit my taxes right away. And that neither I nor the IRS screw up again. In which case there is no such thing as a free lunch. Or two.


  • I've started Patreon!

    ...where I post the kind of original content l post on my blogs (primarily Tumblr at the moment, keep meaning to visit here more!), plus a bunch…

  • Aliens!

    NASA’s Cassini spacecraft scientists announce that a form of chemical energy that can feed life appears to exist on Saturn’s moon…

  • Back in the astro-seat!

    I finally did a little astrophotography again last night, experimenting with my new Meade LPI-G color Solar System imager. This is the best shot I…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.