Tuesday, October 8, 2013


A quick rundown on the latest news from the IRS.
Sorry, we're closed. But, for the 6 to 7 million people who still need to file their tax returns, they're still due October 15th. And, if you owe any money, you should definitely mail that in. No one will be here to open the envelope, but mail it in anyway.
Speaking of people being here, we won't be so don't call if you need any help with your taxes. If you can't get all the information you need, you'll just have to do the best you can because, hey, we already gave you an extra six months to file. What else do you want?
Oh, a refund? Can't do. We're leaving the computers on that handle electronically filed returns but the one that issues refunds electronically was sent home. And paper checks? Don't make me laugh.
But it's not all bad news, people with appointments related to audits, collection, Appeals or Taxpayer Advocate cases should assume their meetings are cancelled. That is, appointments with people. But the computer that automatically sends nasty-grams, that's still here so you might get one of those. Which, of course, we expect you to respond to in a a timely manner.
So, have a nice day and remember to wish us a Happy Birthday!
Okay, so I paraphrased a little. But the IRS didn't have to work all weekend.

I think the last six or seven million people should paper file.

[Editor's Note: Chocolate Chip Mint, its writers, management, and advertisers do not advocate the filing of tax returns on paper. But we think it's a helluva funny idea.]

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