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| Right | April 9, 2012

(I work at a popular tax office. One day, a woman in her 30s, whose taxes I had done the year before, comes in to file. Once we finish entering her information, I tell her how much she would be getting in her refund, which is substantial.)

Me: “So, your state return is $1,570, and your federal is $4,900, for a total of $6,470.”

Customer: “That can’t be right.”

Me: “Do you have another W-2 or 1099 that you need to add?”

Customer: “No, I mean that’s too much money.”

Me: “What do you mean?”

Customer: “I only got $300 last year, so I think you did my taxes wrong.”

Me: “Mrs. [name], I assure you I did them right. You also did get a better job last year, got married, and had a child. All of those things qualified you for credits and a higher refund.”

Customer: “No, No, NO! You did it WRONG and I am not going to JAIL because you are INCOMPETENT!” *grabs her purse and walks out, leaving all her tax documents behind*

(My manager later told me that the customer had come back for her tax documents. She said she had done her taxes online herself, and was getting less than $1000.)


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