Umm, really?

I was expecting a tax refund from Colorado, but it had kind of slipped my mind that I hadn’t received it yet. Friday, I got a letter from the Colorado Department of Revenue; they’d made a correction to my return.

I say “correction,” but that’s not what it was. For some reason, they seem to believe that I did not have any state taxes withheld from my salary last year, which, when penalties and interest are added in, turns my modest refund into almost $2000 they want from me.

All I can think is that they lost my W-2, because it said that I had taxes withheld. I’m hoping they’re not taking the position that my W-2 was erroneous. That would be pretty heinous.

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