Wednesday, August 20, 2008

After five years of research, sweat and tears, I finally got my pay day...


Yup, that right folks! I got $157.73 from the California Tax Franchise Board! Don't get me wrong, I cashed the check (and already spent it! ha!) but technically they owe me another $600... wonder if I could write this off this year, as a donation or something? hmmm, now that is an idea!

Sigh, good times...

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Sorry it has been too long, I know... hope you guys missed me!

Here is a good story to get me back in the swing of things... remember violence is not the answer and having your IRS agent whacked does not solve anything... seriously...

Prosecutors say Nowak wanted to hire a hit man to kill the revenue agent because he owed about $300,000 in personal income tax obligations. He also had four years' worth of outstanding corporate tax returns and stood to lose a rumored $4 million hidden in an offshore bank account, prosecutors said.

Tampa Tribune - Judge: No Bail For Mulberry Man In IRS Officer Hit Case

Thursday, July 3, 2008

So I finally heard from the Franchise Tax Board of California... or is it the Californina Board of Tax... urg, who knows... whatever... so I heard from them and it looks like they grudgingly agree with me that I do not really owe them any money. Although the letter is literally written in some code that is almost impossible to understand... but I THINK I am getting a refund of the 2007 tax refund they took against my will but there was no check enclosed... curious...

Wonder if the tax board here in Illinois will be more fun to deal with... fingers crossed!
Sorry... I know it has been awhile... but nothing drags a blogger away from her day job like a Wesley Snipes tax update... the saga continues...

Thursday, May 15, 2008

So Audit Girl is moving... to Chicago!
Lets just say that my experience with the California Tax Franchise Board was the last straw... seriously, people, you sure know how to make a process impossible/illegal! I think I am better off with the mafia...

Meanwhile, anyone got their stimulus checks yet? Anyone? Anyone? I am wondering if the California Tax Franchise Board has mine...

Thursday, April 24, 2008

oh wait, never mind, i was just stupid... i was a victim of being a celebrity... i did not know i had to pay consequences.... i am the victim here (ok, i agree and yes I feel his pain but Wesley Snipes is being a little lame about it):


Thursday, April 17, 2008

sigh.... is this election over yet??

``We are in challenging times. We all recognize that,'' the Arizona senator said in an interview with Bloomberg Television. ``You cannot have declining revenues and severe economic difficulties and balance the budget.''

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

So the State of California thought it would be fun to take my entire 2007 tax return and put it against the money they think (BUT I DO NOT) owe them for 2003. Color me SHOCKED! Seriously, it is like they are the big fat and obviuosly insecure bully on the playground and just takes everyone else's lunch money...
Sad, sad move State of California Tax Franchise Board.... do you need some therapy or Zoloft to feel a little better about yourself? I think you might....

Meanwhile, don't you worry, I will keep sending you those regular certified letters of protest... this cute pig-tailed girl on the playground is fighting back.... see ya!
Ya got 15 more days, if your taxes are not on your mind yet then well... um... good luck

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Damn... the IRS is making it really hard to be a philandering politician and "working girl" nowadays... such kill joys, seriously...
Dear U.S.A.,

Please stop using our money to finance your floundering entertainment industry...


Lots of Love,


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Sure, your tax guy may seem nice but...'t-Tell-You

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Oh dear, looks like Nicholas Cage bought into that old notion of... "hey we talked about business on this Gulfstream jet, so that means you can write it off!" oh dear, it happens to the best of us!

The Internal Revenue Service says movie star Nicolas Cage used a company he owns to wrongly write off $3.3 million in personal expenses, including limos, meals, gifts, travel and his Gulfstream 1159A turbojet.
So this is the time of year when people kind of start to freak out over their impending 2007 tax appointment... the first step is to actually MAKE THE APPOINTMENT and then follow these informative tips... enjoy

Friday, February 8, 2008

Could taxes be the answer to ridding third world countries of tobacco addiction? Taxes used for good?... nice idea...

The final prescription offered by the WHO is also the most powerful one: higher taxes. Studies show that raising tobacco taxes by a tenth may cause a 4% drop in consumption in rich countries and an 8% drop in poor ones, with tax revenue rising despite lower sales. The agency wants a 70% increase in the retail price of tobacco, which it says could prevent up to a quarter of all tobacco-related deaths worldwide. The claim is that higher taxes not only bring in revenue to fund anti-smoking efforts; they actually benefit the poor.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

The IRS gods have smiled upon us...

The Senate passed an economic rescue plan Thursday that would speed $600 to $1,200 in rebates to most taxpayers and $300 checks to low-income people, including disabled veterans and the elderly.
I always find it amusing when a story uses the word "IRS" and the word "scam" in the same headline...

Friday, February 1, 2008

Well played, Wesley Snipes...

Snipes and two co-defendants, a delicensed accountant and a tax protest leader, were indicted in 2006. Snipes faced six additional counts of willful failure to file a tax return from 1999-2004, a period in which he signed two contracts for more than $10 million on sequels in the "Blade" trilogy. He was acquitted on three of those and convicted on the others. He could be sentenced to three years in prison after originally facing a possible 16 years.
So, the State of California Franchise Tax Board has contacted me again... to let me know that I still owe them money... SAY WHAT?! Is a $1000 really worth this much aggravation? Did they miss the registered mail package that I sent them with my successful appeal info? Are they too lazy to read it? It appears so...

I am placing a call to them shortly... stay tuned...

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Audit Girl may have found her soul mate... stay tuned...

Friday, January 25, 2008

Ahhh, isn't it sweet... the IRS cares about the environment too!

The specific amount depends on the hybrid you bought. If you got a Ford Escape SUV, you could get up to $3,000. A Honda Civic garners $2,100. And a Mercury Mariner SUV earns you up to $3,000. Check the IRS chart to find your vehicle.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Is the American public getting a 2007 "bonus" from the IRS... stay tuned...

Sources on Capitol Hill and at the Treasury Department said congressional and White House negotiators agreed upon checks of $600 per individual and $1,200 per couple who paid income tax and who filed jointly.

Friday, January 18, 2008

A ray of hope...??

Bush said such a growth package must also include tax incentives for business investment and quick tax relief for individuals. And he said that to be effective, an economic stimulus package would need to roughly represent 1 percent of the gross domestic product — the value of all U.S. goods and services and the best measure of the country's economic standing.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Ahh, it is tax season... and you can feel the panic in the air... actually the real time to be paniced is the summer when audit notices go out... but despite all the stress, this is not a life or death situation - despite that death and taxes saying... Here is a helpful article on how to be less fearful, this is some good stuff:

(my personal favorite)

5. Afraid I'll get audited
If fear No. 4 comes true, then this is definitely one to be scared of. Audit fears, however, tend to be much greater than actual audit realities. True, there are some red flags, such as excessive medical or charitable deductions, that might catch an IRS examiner's eye. But overall, the risk of audit is small -- about 1 percent of individual returns were audited in 2006.

So don't let fear of IRS questions keep you from filing. And definitely don't let it stop you from claiming legitimate tax breaks.

"If you're really doing stupid things on your tax return, expect to get audited. Deservedly so," says Enrolled Agent Eva Rosenberg, who is based in Southern California and the Internet's Tax Mama. "But if you're afraid to use a legitimate tax break because you're afraid you're going to be audited, stop it! Stand up for your rights. There's no reason to be afraid."

The remedy: Make sure you can show an IRS examiner why you filed as you did. This means keeping good records, especially if you're self-employed. People who work for themselves and file Schedule C with their returns tend to get scrutinized a bit more, so your business record keeping needs to be more precise.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Ahh, it is so fun when Hollywood tries to take on the IRS!! Like oil and water... this should be an interesting train wreck to observe...and lets face it, things are little dreary here in LA, a nice little tax drama might lighten the mood a little!

Snipes had tried unsuccessfully to get his trial moved from this central Florida town, arguing it was racist and he couldn't get a fair hearing. The pool of 37 potential jurors were predominantly white, and Senior Judge William Terrell Hodges moved through them slowly.

Most had heard of the case, but not extensively.

Before court, Snipes appeared at a vigil with the leaders of several predominantly black churches. The pastors followed Snipes to the courthouse and continued to watch when jury selection began.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


Not even Audit Girl can save them now...

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Hmmmm, with Huckabee's star rising, could an end be in sight for the IRS...??

"The FairTax will replace the Internal Revenue Code with a consumption tax ... All of us will get a monthly rebate that will reimburse us for taxes on purchases up to the poverty line ... That means people below the poverty line won't be taxed at all," says his Web site.

"All our headaches and heartburn from tax stress will vanish. Instead we will have the FairTax, a simple tax based on wealth. When the FairTax becomes law, it will be like waving a magic wand releasing us from pain and unfairness," it says

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

I know when I received my initial letter from the IRS I was pretty freaked out but how exactly do you process a letter from the IRS wanting $2 million dollars? Despite all the illeagal gambling, I kinda feel for this guy...

Less than three months after his prison arrival, Reeves received a letter from the Internal Revenue Service that said he owed the government about $2 million.
happy new year, rev. al sharpton...