June 11, 2015

Your Government in action

I made a mistake when I completed the oldest boy's tax form to the state. Unfortunately, now he owes money. Mea Culpa.  Anyway we got a letter detailing the error. The letter states we have 20 DAYS to respond if we disagree.  The letter claims we should then allow an addition 8 to 12 WEEKS for them to consider our appeal. We get 20 days they get 84. Of course interest and penalties continue to accrue while their team of accountants investigates his  I1040 E for 12 weeks. The eleven weeks it took the IRS to find the original mistake in calculation already cost him more than $34 in penalties and interest. The check is on its way. It will probably take the Post Office a fortnight to move it 30 miles.

3 comments:

hey teacher... said...

headaches x 10 with our daughter's disability application. she was in a car wreck in 2011 and it is still dragging on, whilst my brother in law applied, got approved, is getting checks AND just put down new flooring in his house all since last fall.

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Hey, they didn't pay out my refund for six weeks after I filed. I want the interest from April 15 to June 3.

Ed Bonderenka said...

Simple mistake. Penalties and interest.
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security

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