Alright, it's a weird complaint, I know. But I just checked on the status of my refund on the IRS Refund Status website, and the IRS had corrected upward the refund I filed for by a lot. Based on the correction note (relating to the "calculation of net profit or loss" on Schedule C) and the amount, it looks like they took all of the income from my freelancing and straight up zeroed it out for some reason, so I'm paying $0 tax on everything but my main job. A majority of this income was on 1099s but not all of it.
I'm a little worried about receiving the direct deposit in a week and then having to both return the money and pay a fee. I've been trying to call the IRS but their lines are jammed, naturally.
What should I do at this point? I figure this will get sorted out eventually, but how worried do I have to be about getting it solved immediately? Or if I wait until their lines are clear (by which point I've probably received the money, and it's set up for direct deposit so it won't be a check I can just not deposit) is that likely to be okay?
Edit: I have managed to talk to the IRS and it turns out they amended my return to double-count all of my 1040ES payments. Odd! In any case, they said that it would be fine to wait until I receive the refund, and then send them a check for the excess, along with an explanatory letter. I can then file a 1040X later to correct the record.