It didn’t seem too out of the ordinary. I filed my final US taxes in February, expecting like last year, that they would be efficient in giving my money back to me. While the State of California had no problems with this and sent me a cheque in a respectable amount of time, the Federal income tax people took until mid-August to even acknowledge to me that they received my tax information. Not only that, but they required further verification that I was still the same person that I was when I filed my taxes, latest by August 31st. So it’s been approximately 8 months, but I have finally received my tax return (yesterday), seeming reluctantly, from the US Federal IRS. Gladly, it’s the approximate amount that I was expecting, so I don’t ever have to deal with them again. That’s my rant.