Thursday, February 27, 2003

In Praise of the IRS

Not the most common sentiment, but I am rather impressed at their web-savvy. I e-filed my taxes at the beginning of the month, and have been eagerly watching my bank account since to see when our anticipated refund would be deposited. The window was 10-16 days, and 20 days (or 14 business days) have passed now. So I went to the IRS website and right there on the front page was a "Where's my refund?" button. All I had to know was my SSN, my filing status, and the amount of the refund, and they told me to look for it to be deposited on Friday -- the 16th business day after I filed. That seems to me to be excellent service from a traditionally moribund government agency.