Yay! turns to Arg!

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-24-2001
Yay! turns to Arg!
Thu, 10-27-2011 - 4:31pm

So I'm very happy to report that I stayed on track (actually slightly below budget) during my socially packed weekend and trip to Chicago.

Community Leader
Registered: 08-25-2006
Thu, 10-27-2011 - 6:06pm
As long as you are not having to use your CC I would say your journey has been successful thus far.

Yes, IRS is a pain in the neck to deal with, but once you get a payment plan in place, it is not so bad. (that is, if you do have to pay it).

My SO had a mess up with his xW (the CPA that did both of their returns screwed up and gave them BOTH the EIC based on their DS) and my SO is the one they went after. Go figure.

Just keep copies of all of your correspondence, just in case you have to send more than one letter. You want proof of the "respond by" date.

Anyways, I am sure you already know all of that.

My SO had to prove he was DS father. What the heck? The kid was 16 years old! Can you belive it?

A $4,000 mistake, but I digress....

Yes, slow and steady progress....
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-10-2003
Fri, 10-28-2011 - 9:35am
I would say that this is actually an indicator of success! Sadly, there are not a lot of people out there who could handle the financial challenges that you mentioned above without resorting to the CC (I'm speaking in general here). You have the money set aside for the IRS in your efund (exactly what its there for) and you've moved along nicely in the debt reduction area. Good for you!

Bex -