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Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Alex S, Jul 30, 2003.
I heard they were supposed to start in July.
Anyone get their $400 per child tax credit yet?
When did you get it Ken ?
I got $400 yesterday (the mailings started on the 25th), but was denied $400 for my other child because there was a mistake made in the processing of my original return.
I put my daughters social security # correctly on the return, but the IRS made an error inputting it. Several weeks after I filed I got a notice they disallowed my daughters exemption. I called, got it corrected and thought we were done with it.
Now I get this check which is half what I thought it would be. So I called, and the customer rep told me that the credit is based on your original return, and since I made an error with my daughters SS#, I'd have to wait till next year to get the child tax credit for her.
I work for the IRS, so I know there's no use in fighting this, and it's really no big deal...But it does irritate me that I didn't make the error to begin with, and now have to wait until next year to claim the extra $400.
Carl - you didn't file electronically? Input error?
The mailings depend on the last 2 digits of your social security number. The schedule I saw last week said my refund wouldn't go out until Aug 8 or something.
Edit...here's the schedule based on the last 2 digits of SSN:
00-33 -- mailed July 25
34-66 -- mailed August 1
67-99 -- mailed August 8
I guess I'm still not understanding at all why you can't challenge this successfully. All they'd have to do is check your original to see if you put in the correct information. If it was their mistake, they should fix the problem period. They sure as heck ain't always forgiving of mistakes made by the public. This just seems totally wrong.
In other words, if I ran a car repair place and accidentally, at my fault, destroyed a customer's engine, it wouldn't wash at all if I said, "I'm not going to fix the problem. I haven't made a provision to do so." It doesn't shift liability because a company or an agency hasn't done the forethought, especially when human error on their part should be easily foreseeable.
Because, as far as the govt. is concerned, he has challenged it successfully, and he will be able to collect on the added $400 back onto his tax return in January, or whenever he files next.. since this is an advance on your estimated tax return, they will not correct an advance, but they won't contest you claiming on your next return
Now I get it.
i got my $1200 check on the 26th.
I received my $1,200 check on July 29. Plan on spending every penney of it on household items such as appliances and electronics.
Got a letter on July 24 stating the $400 had been applied to the balance I owed.
Got my $800 on Monday. Since it was for my children it's going right into their savings.
Forget the kids. Daddy needs a new plasma tv!
For those who have gotten it already is the last 2 digits of your SS# between 00 and 33 ?
So much for it being used on your kids.
So much for it being used on your kids
When the kids pay their own taxes they can get their own money back.
I don't have kids, but I have noticed that the withholding portion of the tax bill is also in effect, as I'm getting about $15 more per check. $15 x 26 checks remaining this year = $390