Former Seattle Metblogs writer Jeremy says his girlfriend was awarded a $72,000 tax refund from the IRS. Ah, the joys of misplaced decimal points.

He’s looking for suggestions for what to do with this unexpected windfall. Hey Jeremy: the Metblog beer pool always accepts contributions.

7 Comments so far

  1. Shawn (shawn) on April 9th, 2008 @ 11:27 am

    Uh, I would say to put it in a savings account and make some interest off of it until the IRS notices their mistake and starts an audit. At least they can make a little bit of money in the meantime.

  2. tonyb on April 9th, 2008 @ 11:53 am

    Ditto to Sean. While you won’t make much off of it, might as well get what you can.

  3. wesa on April 9th, 2008 @ 12:42 pm

    Place it in a high yield savings account, then buy us beer with the interest! Win Win situation

  4. gomez on April 9th, 2008 @ 1:06 pm

    I’d be down with ringing up interest… if the IRS wouldn’t then fine or otherwise sanction the GF in question for not reporting the error when it happened and instead conspiring to make money off the windfall before it was returned.

  5. Ryan (ryanhealy) on April 9th, 2008 @ 1:48 pm

    You’d just be taxed on the interest. Not sure it’d be worth it to fool around setting that all up. Especially because the bank would probably hold the check for a week while it verified its legitimacy.

  6. jhjanuary on April 11th, 2008 @ 2:47 am

    The story will air on KOMO AM 1000 Friday morning between 7:30am and 11:00am at the top or bottom of the hour.

    We sent KOMO a photo tonight to verify but the interview with Rich Lions was done Wednesday. I thought about submitting the story to you guys but couldn’t find the link! I fail at Metblogging. :(

    Beer pool you say!? I would totally swim in a beer pool with the SMB crew! I <3 you all.


  7. Udayan Tripathi (udayan) on April 11th, 2008 @ 9:19 am

    Anyone remember the episode of Frasier where Marty’s bank gives him $40 extra and keeps fumbling his attempts to return it? He ends up with over $10,000.

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