Monday, November 26, 2007

My State of California Franchise Tax Board saga continues! AAARRG!

Over the Thanksgiving weekend (naturally), I received another letter from them demanding money (of course, why do I bother being surprised any more...). Turns out my tax lady had never taken care of this like she said she would a few months ago. Honestly, I think she might be a little sick of me (go figure)...and at this point I can take care of it myself.... so I did:

After an hour and half of being on hold this morning (again, why do I bother to be surprised...), I spoke to a very nice person who identified himself as "Station 44." HUH? If you work for the CA tax office, do you not get a name? WEIRD. Turns out Station 44 was helpful but told me I had to send in a protest with the final paperwork from the IRS enclosed to support my case. YOU WANT ANOTHER PROTEST FROM ME??? ! Really? Aren't these people sick of me yet too?! Wow, ok, so off my protest went via cerified and return receipt mail.

You messed with the wrong girl, State of California Franchise Tax Board... I got more protests where that one came from...

PS - thanks again, station 44! Please get a better job!

Monday, November 19, 2007

BREAKING NEWS: Wesley Snipes tax person SUCKS TOO!

Kahn reportedly founded American Rights Litigator in 1996 and Guiding Light of God Ministries as a nonprofit "Christian ministry and organization." The companies sold tax-avoidance schemes, including the "861 argument," which claims U.S. citizens and residents do not have to pay income taxes for wages earned in the United States.

Rosile, an accountant, allegedly prepared the false returns. Snipes was among Kahn's 2,000 clients.

Friday, November 16, 2007

BREAKING NEWS - Derek Jeter's tax person SUCKS!

New York tax officials say Derek Jeter should have been taxed as a state resident from 2001-03, which potentially could cost the Yankees captain millions of dollars.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Watch out, tax payers! The IRS is after you! Well, at least 13,000 of you. And it is not going to be pretty...

It is a new IRS audit initiative aimed at individual taxpayers with the purpose of updating the government's fraud-detection measures and eventually boosting the tax take. Only 13,000 taxpayers nationwide will be audited in this round, but if the process is like earlier IRS random audits, it promises to be especially grueling.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Say what? This woman and her employees SHREDDED 77,000 tax returns.... because they were going to miss a deadline? Wow, what a brilliant solution....

Mellon had an IRS contract to process tax returns. But managers and workers felt they would miss a deadline and instead hid - then later shredded - more than 77,000 returns.
Whew, I have been a major slacker the last few weeks! Sorry and please know that Super Audit Girl is back and with glad tidings... :)

The Internal Revenue Service says hundreds of thousands of dollars are owed taxpayers. The problem? The agency can't deliver the checks.

Close to 100,000 refund checks get returned to the IRS as undeliverable, likely because of address problems. So starting Wednesday, November 14th, the IRS will issue a list of people who are owed money.