Will my filing mistake cost me my refund?
March 8, 2012 9:50 PM Subscribe
I made a silly mistake on my taxes (US) and am wondering if it will prevent me from getting my refund.
posted by anonymous to law & government (7 answers total)
I did my own taxes this year for the first time. I think on both the fed and new york state forms I neglected to specifically request how much I wanted to be returned to me. For example, on the fed, I neglected to subtract the amount due from the amount paid. It's clear that I didn't owe anything, but I didn't do that last calculation. In the ny state form IT 201, I left line 78 blank. In both returns, however, I did indicate I wanted my taxes to be paid via direct deposit and filled that information out correctly. Do you think I have to worry about not getting it because I didn't complete the lines in question.