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Subject:Death and...
Time:11:25 am
I just had a surprisingly not-unpleasant conversation with the IRS. It took me five minutse, very little phone-menu clicking, and about a minute on hold.

As I expected, they never received my 2003 tax return, nor the $500 payment I made with it it. I may get off as easily as sending them a copy of the return, plus another check for the payment, and that's that. Since I'm a first-time "offender", I should even get off the hook for any interest and failure-to-file fees.
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njchick
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Time:2007-03-20 07:31 pm (UTC)
Not sure if you did this...

But I always send my boss' tax payments via certified mail. This way you get a receipt to track it.

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whipartist
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Time:2007-03-20 07:33 pm (UTC)
Nope, but I'm absolutely doing so for this copy.

Usually I e-file, but that year I sent a check since I owed money.
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danloncaric
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Time:2007-03-20 07:48 pm (UTC)
I take back what I said in my other reply. You still might check with the State of California Franchise Tax Board and make sure that they received your 2003 return.
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whipartist
Subject:Re: great news!
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Time:2007-03-20 07:56 pm (UTC)
California sent me a refund a few years ago.
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jd_trouble
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Time:2007-03-20 08:06 pm (UTC)
Did someone redeem that check? $500 is a pretty good amount of money. Wouldn't you have noticed that your checkbook didn't balance?
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whipartist
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Time:2007-03-20 08:12 pm (UTC)
I probably wouldn't have noticed a $500 discrepancy in my bank account, especially not if it was a check I wasn't expecting to clear for a few weeks. I would easily notice if something unexpected came through, but might not if something expected didn't.

I'm not sure what this balance thing is that you speak of.
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dmorr
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Time:2007-03-20 10:27 pm (UTC)
I got a notice from the IRS a couple of months ago that I understated my 2004 tax return by a little over a million dollars.

Yeah, that one turned out to be a mistake. I did have a moment of panic when I saw how much they wanted me to pay them.
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slfisher
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Time:2007-03-21 05:07 am (UTC)
Glad it went ok, and yeah, I do certified, too.
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sabyl
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Time:2007-03-22 08:15 am (UTC)
Sadly, I have to deal with the IRS fairly frequently. I think I am on their watch closely list or something. Fortunately, they tend to be very reasonable to deal with. I have been pleasantly surprised. The IRS has a bad rap it seems. While tax policy may be a mess, their employees seem rather pleasant to deal with, and reasonable.
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