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waiting and waiting...for money

March 18th, 2010 at 08:31 am

I'm still waiting for our tax refund. I feel like I've been waiting forever. The IRS web site said it'd be in my account by March 16, but alas no. Maybe I'm extra anxious because it's a large refund (north of $10k) and I have countertops to pay for.

I also feel like everything is on hold, waiting for such a large chunk of money. Once it's here, I can send it into the various accounts where it needs to go and be done with it. I just hate waiting!

On a positive note, I finally got paid for the first two months of my regular freelance gig. Now, I can pay my qtrly taxes (for a decent amount) and move all that money where it needs to go: taxes, IRA, tiki fund, etc.

I just feel like everything is on hold!! I hate it!!

7 Responses to “waiting and waiting...for money”

  1. momcents Says:


    I know that feeling, but I'm just waiting and waiting for my property tax bills that come out at the end of April. I have a huge amount of money to pay at least 75% of the total, and I want to PAY IT OFF NOW!

  2. pjmama Says:

    Definitely know the feeling... but mine hit when it was supposed to. Of course, mine was much less... lol. Hope you get it soon!

  3. thriftorama Says:

    I'm wondering why mine hasn't come yet. I was surprised by the March 16 date, because I thought the gov't issues all refunds on Fridays. I sure hope it comes tomorrow!

    I know most people would say we should withhold less, but our freelance income varies so much from year to year, we leave that in to sheild us a large unexpected tax bill. Plus, it gives us an added automatic savings plan, even if it is interest free...

  4. Broken Arrow Says:

    Yeah, I haven't gotten mine yet either. In a strange sort of way, I'm glad that I'm not the only one because it's making me anxious as well.

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    We're still waiting on ours, as well. It usually doesn't take this long. We filed on the first day of February. In the past it's only taken 3 to 5 weeks to get it back when we do automatic deposit. I read on someone else's blog that the IRS was warning refunds would take longer this year, but I didn't see anything to back it up. Well, I see it now. I hope it comes tomorrow. I've got a surgery bill to pay off this month.

  6. thriftorama Says:

    So, I just went on the IRS site and the pay day was moved from March 16 to March 30. That makes me mad. No explanation, nothing...

  7. My English Castle Says:

    I still haven't filed=--which is way late for me. I can see I'd better get busy!

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