Originally Posted by NateR
Because you originally put in the incorrect amount. Did you flunk math, Jeff?
The government "owed" you $600 last year, so when you said they only paid you $300, then that meant they still owed you another $300. So that showed up in your return this year. When it was discovered that they had actually paid you the full $600, then you got your true return.
I got that, but if we are going by the math...why did it say I was getting $1264 no matter if I put $300 or $0 like I did on the H&R calculator. If I put $0, wouldn't it have showed me being owed $1564? Maybe I am just really confusing myself trying to figure out why I think I got screwed this year