I sold a house in the US last year and as a non-resident alien there was a federal tax withholding of $4200. I filed form NR1040 to get this tax withholding back. This should have been a simple return. However, when my cheque from the IRS arrived it was for $42 (as in forty two dollars) not $4200 (four thousand two hundred dollars).
They also spelled my name incorrectly on the cheque so I can't even cash the incorrect $42 sum. Everything was clearly typed out for them and I only needed them to get my name and dollar amount correct. They didn't.
We all make admin errors - but the IRS have made it impossible to call them or visit them to correct this error. Any ideas what I should do?