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Ecstatic Doesn't Describe It...

April 8th, 2009 at 07:30 am

OMG!! OMG!! I think I may have had an impact on the federal government. I know for sure I impacted our paycheck. Wow!

Short story: We moved to Iowa over 2.5 years ago. Being the nerd, I noticed that too much tax was being withheld for state taxes(currently $77/mo too much). I had DH check with his finance office for corrections. They said they couldn't change it. Of course, too much withholding comes back in the end as a refund...so I just let it go. Every so often, I run numbers and check the state withholding tables only to confirm that I have been right all along. They are withholding to much based on the tables.

Last week, I emailed the defense finance office about it. I let DH know I sent the email. I had to include his rank and ssn. I told them according to Iowa withholding tables they were illegally withholding too much!

Today, I go to check DH's pay that will be deposited this week. Normally, the numbers are always the same...I only do this because I'm a nerd! The amount is almost $40 more. I notice there is a note in the comments section. They have updated state income tax withholding tables for 30 states! Thirty states! OMG!

Apparently 17 of those states will get a one time payment of the amount over withheld. I don't think that is us...but I'm beyond thrilled that this has finally changed. I can't believe how many people that probably impacts!

OMG!! Oh, and do you know what I'm going to do now? I'm going to increase my husbands retirement contributions (TSP) by at least 1%....maybe even 2%. In the end it will put our net check to about the same amount AND it will reduce our taxable income.

I can't believe how excited I am! Victory for nerds. Victory for soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen everywhere!

Happy dancing!! Come on...dance with me!!

9 Responses to “Ecstatic Doesn't Describe It...”

  1. momcents Says:

    I'm dancing right along with you! YAY!

  2. MICLASON Says:

    I'm dancing, too!! WOO-HOO!

  3. cptacek Says:

    wow! That is awesome! Who thought someone in the federal government would actually listen? Smile Congrats!

  4. Blue Eyes Says:


  5. Ima saver Says:

    Dancing, dancing!!

  6. baselle Says:

    Happy dance. One up on the Feds!
    Oops, one up on the states!

  7. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Way cool! Good for you keeping an eye on the numbers!

  8. boomeyers Says:

    Great job setting them straight!!

  9. Broken Arrow Says:


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