Today we had to call our US Representative from our District – We have not heard a thing back from the Social Security office. We called and they are not even taking phone calls – telling us to call back at another time. Come on, this is BULLSHIT! I don\’t know about how your SSA office is, but ours has a window between us. They could very well do their work and still social distance. They are not even taking phone calls. Meanwhile, we do not know if they received our request for Reconsideration or what? The day they start withholding our social security benefit would be Oct 2. We still have time to get this properly resolved.
There\’s more: we did our taxes last year before they delayed it till July. Because of that huge payout, we owe the IRS $1200. This week we finally received their notice to pay up or work out a payment plan. I\’ve done this before years ago when I was in business for myself. As a single mom, I got behind on my quarterly tax payments. We worked out a convenient repayment plan. I want to pay them off but with the social security issue, looming in the background, I am hesitant.
My goodness, for years, we haven\’t had to pay anything back and then the husband retires and WHAM – especially when we don\’t make as much as we used to. It\’s all because of that lump sum payment that I told him we should defer it and he wanted to get some things paid off and well the rest is our reality right now. I know that 2020 taxes, with a huge drop in income, we should get some or most back.
Then there is our property tax.
1st installment: DUE Nov 1; They have moved it up a month. It used to be due mid-December.