In celebration of Cristina's birthday
, which she is feeling rather down about and quite unappreciated, here is a little known fact about birthdays from the tax laws --
If you were born 1/1/44, when do you turn 65 according to the IRS? And the answer is, it depends. Under one law, for getting the earned income credit, you are eligible if you are under 65 as of 12/31/08, So you are eligible for this. That makes sense. But there is also an extra deduction available if you 65 or older and this is considered to be the case if you turn 65 on 1/1/09. So you are eligible for this too. Which makes no sense at all.
Now, aren't you glad you know that! And I am sure that Cristina, celebrating her 29th (plus 1), is already feeling better too.