I awoke this morning at around 4am for work. The birds were chirping away and the rabbits that seem to drop a litter of kits by the rose bush every
other week were playing in the grass....paying no attention to my presence. Weather reports indicated a beautiful day and after the winter we have
had, it would be well received.
A little after noon, my work for the day was complete. I locked-up my office and stepped outside to a bright sun and a slight breeze. My mind began to
race as I tried to figure out how I was going to make the most of this.
I could go fishing with my sons. Well, they get to fish and I spend the entire time fixing snags, getting lines out of tree branches and hookin'
worms. But that's ok with me.
I could work on one of my pickups. My wife hit a nasty pothole sometime over the last week and busted the leaf springs. It's dirty, nasty work with
little bits of dirt and rust that will undoubtedly get all over my face. But that's ok with me.
Or I could take the wife around town looking for the car I promised to get her once we got our tax return.
That's it! That's what I will do!
It may not be fishing or working on my truck, but we would be able to roll down the windows, let the wind hit our faces and soak in the smells of
spring. Plus it will make the wife happy.
That's ok with me.
But when I got home, everything changed.
The bank said that the money was not deposited and that the IRS has canceled it. What? Why? Are you fricken' kidding me?
So then I call the IRS. After I am on hold for 15 minutes, a woman speaks: "My name is Ms. xxxxx...ID #xxxxxxx, how can I help you?"
I tell her the problem and I am put on hold. 20 minutes later, she returns to the call and informs me that my taxes were taken because I did not file
a certain form that alleviates my responsibility to certain debts (my tax situation is a bit complicated and I will not get in to that).
Of course, I did file that special form but she insisted they did not have a copy of it in the electronically-filed documents. She said I have to talk
to my tax-preparer. I do my own taxes, but I file them through an online service so that I have audit protection and documentation of what is filed.
So I contact them and they confirm that everything is in order and was received by the IRS.
That was about a 20 minute call.
So then I call the IRS again and wait for 45 minutes on hold! 45 minutes?!
When someone finally comes on the phone and I explain everything....again.....she tells me that there is no records of that particular form. It was
I gave here the electronic filing number and she puts me on hold....again.
This time its for 30 mins!
She then tells me that she will have to transfer me to someone that can help me!
Im transfered, only to be met with another 20 minute wait...but this time the music had changed to something out of a 1980's video game and it felt
like my brain was about to pop.
"yes, Mr. Sheepslayer? It appears that you have filed the paperwork correctly and we have that special form right along with everything else.
I told ya I filed it, so why is there an issue and what are you going to do to fix this?
"Well, it seems that the person that processed your paperwork decided to deny the special forms "request", even though everything is in order and we
need your phone number so that we can contact you in 30-60 days with our decision."
I have a policy of being incredibly nice when dealing with people over these sorts of issues, it makes everything go smoother, but I was about to
unload a fury of f-bombs and insults about their mothers!
So in the end, they screwed up my taxes, even though I did everything I am required to do to avoid this sort of BS; I wasted the better part of my day
dealing with these numbskulls; I have to wait for these brain surgeons to fix the problem and I have to tell the wife that we will not be buying that
car she has been patiently waiting for!
So I'd like to send a well-earned thanks to the IRS for not only ruining my day and breaking my wife's little heart, but proving that you are a waste
of tax-payer's money and time!
I need a
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