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I just *knew* that someone was going to point this out to me. It is a long and complicated story, it has nothing to do with our witholding being incorrect, it has to do with a game show prize my husband won in 1999, which triggered estimated tax for 2000, which we paid until we figured out we didn't have to, and then there's the student loan interest deduction, and....


I figured it had to be something unusual... based on your other posts here I would have been surprised if you were intentionally getting that large of a refund back. I brought the issue up for the reasons you mentioned... a lot of people plan for large refunds, and so whenever I can (especially at the beginning of the year when it's easiest to change one's withholding) I like to point out that a large refund is not necessarily a good thing.

Congrats on the winnings! Can I ask what show?
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