An unexpected laugh

@dawnald (84146)
Shingle Springs, California
November 23, 2013 11:29am CST
Yesterday I got home and saw a letter from the IRS in my mail. Last month I was really annoyed to get a letter from them saying I owed taxes for 2011 due to deducting mortgage interest that they didn't have a 1099 for. That is because my 1099 was under the ex's social, and we had split the interest in half. So I sent the IRS a copy of the 1099 with a rather cranky explanation, and told them that the same thing had happened in 2012, so please don't send me a letter for that year also. When I opened the letter it had a payment coupon on it, and I went "oh crap", until I saw the coupon was blank. Standard form, I guess. I turned it over and looked at the back, and all it said was "we are sorry for any inconvenience we may have caused you." I burst out laughing. Not sure if that is standard operating procedure or what, but my cranky letter generated an apology.
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@topffer (35525)
• France
29 Nov 13
Lol, I am not sure that tax administrations have a procedure to apologize "for the inconvenience they may have caused" in any country . First time I see one. Probably a new public servant .
@Rick1950 (1565)
• Lima, Peru
26 Nov 13
It's a great thing to be knowledgeable about the taxes payable. So you can prevent the IRS wants to make undue charges. :)