June 15th, 2021


More IRS Fun

In the last installment of my saga with the IRS, they had successfully received my 2020 tax returns, but there was no word about my 2019 return which they had lost. I sent them a signed affidavit saying I HAD filed a return and included a copy of my 1040 form. I just sent the main page since that should have been all they needed as proof that I HAD done my taxes. Just on a whim I signed onto their website the other day to see how things were looking. It certainly looked like everything was normal. I was able to pull up my 2019 return and I noticed the most important number "Balance $0." Unbelievably, that very same day, I received a letter in the mail from the IRS. "Uh. We still haven't received your 2019 return. Please send it to us." UNBELIEVABLE! I was just looking at it on your website! Maybe they're mad because I didn't send a complete return since I left out my Schedule D and its supporting form. The thing about that, however, is that ALL of that information is already sent to the IRS by my brokerage account. In fact I was also looking at the info on their website. *headdesk* And of course their local office is still closed and if you try to call you're told that the lines are too busy and you need to call back later *click* So screw it. They have the info. They have my money. I'm done.