Ok, who else has a good nightmare dealing with taxes to share (especially given the looming deadline)?
Ours (my wife and I) this year is getting monumental. We e-filed early, third week of February, because we were getting refunds (significant $$) from federal and state both. The feds accepted our return, no questions asked. The state rejected our return with no reason given and told us we had to paper file. We did so right away.
Fast forward two months and I put a phone call into the state to find out where the hell our refund is. Should be this week, but I find out the reason that our return was rejected is because someone already filed a return with my wife's SSN. Turns out they used her name and SSN, so we have identity theft.
Credit reports are clean, but we're putting up red flags everywhere. Turns out whoever did this tried to file federal return just a few days after we filed, so they were denied. Even so, trying to get this straight is a nightmare.
Try filing a police report--the police can't do anything until they see written documentation of the identity theft. Call the state asking for documentation, and they will only provide it to the police once they start the investigation. The police will start the investigation once they get the documentation. Bureaucracy at its finest.
Such fun, want to join me?