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death and taxes

Just found a letter from the IRS today: We got audited on our 2005 taxes. Audits: They're not just for rich folks anymore. Seems that the return we filed back then had some errors; thank goodness nowhere near as bad as they suggest, so instead of owing many thousands, we'll owe a few hundred, I'm guessing.

Ass-hat IRS auditors... why don't they go after the richy-rich, instead?

Chris

EDIT: I discovered that feeling like you owe a large percentage of your take-home income encourages one to eat most of a large Hershey's Milk Chocolate with Almonds bar. *burp* That and the caffeine will help me teach soon. Wheeee!

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mckitterick
Mar. 26th, 2007 10:08 pm (UTC)
Laugh now, sure; we'll see how you feel when they do it to you, Ms. Sprint Golden Handcuffs....

*g*
nottygypsy
Mar. 26th, 2007 10:05 pm (UTC)
yeah they sent a brat on a bicycle after me for their 175$ I'm not going to break the government here people.
mckitterick
Mar. 26th, 2007 10:10 pm (UTC)
This was a much more epic screw-up: They think I made, let's see, about $20,000 more than I really did that year. Holy crap, lions! But it's more like $1400 more than we reported. I guess they want to grab your attention so that the lesser amount seems like a bargain.

Ass hats.
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astein142
Mar. 26th, 2007 10:15 pm (UTC)
...why don't they go after the richy-rich, instead?

Because the richy-rich have expensive lawyers and make high-dollar campaign donations? Just sayin'...
mckitterick
Mar. 27th, 2007 04:26 am (UTC)
Yeah, I suppose there's a cost-benefit thing going on there....
weaselmom
Mar. 26th, 2007 10:20 pm (UTC)
They do go after the richy-rich. Upstairs gets audited every single year. But I am sorry that it's happening to you guys as well. Lord, what a hassle.
mckitterick
Mar. 26th, 2007 10:23 pm (UTC)
Ah, okay, as long as I wasn't being singled out or anything while they were getting away with millions tax-free. Still, crap.
shellyinseattle
Mar. 26th, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC)
Audits overall are up, and the IRS finally changed their policy to go after bigger bucks more often.
mckitterick
Mar. 27th, 2007 04:27 am (UTC)
I wonder why they don't just do it for us, then... I mean, think of all the trouble that would save everyone! And no more tax-dodgers.
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arian1
Mar. 26th, 2007 11:14 pm (UTC)
They gotta fund the war effort man.
mckitterick
Mar. 27th, 2007 04:28 am (UTC)
True; in that case, they should audit the war supporters.
gryphonrose
Mar. 27th, 2007 12:59 am (UTC)
Interesting--I received one today as well. Clearly it's their new fundraising strategy: "Quick, audit all the writers! They can't do math!"
geekmom
Mar. 27th, 2007 02:21 am (UTC)
I'm betting self employment earnings is probably one of those things that is more likely to trigger an audit. Last year Harold's uncle started doing ours, so I really, really hope they don't decide we filed ours all wrong.

*hides from mailbox*
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weaselmom
Mar. 27th, 2007 04:05 am (UTC)
Yep, they do. See my comment above: Our founder (one of the richest of the rich) gets audited every year. We have a whole team in the tax department dedicated to prepping for the audit, going through the audit, recovering from the audit, you name it. All audit, all the time.
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roseconnelly
Mar. 27th, 2007 04:32 am (UTC)
I discovered that feeling like you owe a large percentage of your take-home income encourages one to eat most of a large Hershey's Milk Chocolate with Almonds bar.

I feel that way everytime I look at my paycheck stub. Hell, after paying taxes and benefits, I only get to bring home 45% of my pay. And then we still end up paying some taxes during filing time.


mckitterick
Mar. 27th, 2007 04:33 am (UTC)
Geez, what good is having all those little squalling red-heads if they don't save you some tax money? Sheesh.

*g*
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kylielee1000
Mar. 27th, 2007 01:37 pm (UTC)
WELCOME TO MY FRACKIN' WORLD.

The IRS thinks I owe them $25,000 from 2005. My CPA is all over it. But man, I'm freakin' out.
silverfae
Mar. 27th, 2007 03:49 pm (UTC)
Yikes.
If it's any consolation, (and I know it's not, now that I just said that) the professor I used to work for got audited eight years in a row. He finally made some sort of harassment complaint about it and they stopped. But I'm sure it had a lot to do with his home business.

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