We got our tax refund last month. We got state first then federal and federal was 8 grand. This morning I looked at our bank account and a second 8 grand was deposited in our account. Now here's the problem. I think they are going to notice the screw up and want it back but DH says that the government employees are so understaffed and over worked that no one is going to notice it if we don't bring attention to ourselves. We didn't spend the first 8 grand, but now if we have 16 grand, dh thinks we should buy a house. I told him if we did that they are going to see where the money came from cause they are going to want our bank records and stuff and he said they only want 3 months of bank records so we just have to wait. I don't know, I'm worried that we're going to get in trouble but I wouldn't even know who to call and he would be really mad at me if I volunteered it back.
Has this ever happened to you? Are they going to come looking for the money? What if we spend it? Are we going to go to jail?
So I secretly called the IRS number this morning. I was on hold for ever! I finally talked to someone and told them about the extra money. They said it would be taken care of by the end of the day. So far it's still there.
I just checked my account to see if the money was gone yet!
It's been deposited two more times!
So what I've decided to do is to take out the original money and transfer it to our checking account. Then I'm just going to leave the rest until they figure it out. Maybe I'll earn interest, IDK but I'm done. They can take it out whenever but at this point I'm afraid they will mess that up too.