2006-07-27 11:51:16 ET|
Called the IRS(Austin branch), and got the kindest sounding person to speak with on the phone. The type of kindness that perpetuates an odd feeling just before your hamstrings are severed with a serated knife! A mellow,"We'll help you work it out!" just before you keel over into a slump from a coranary.
According to the Vampires(aka the IRS). I still owe them just over 9 grand, plus an additional 3300 in penalties. And have to once again refile my 2003 tax forms! I had mentioned to the voice on the phone that when I filed I hadn't had all my information, and have some items not added(aka as medical and a fat hefty dental bill in tune too 11 grand!) If I would have put this on my forms, they still would have raised an eyebrow, and would have ended up owing me! The voice said it was okay to recalculate. Spiffy. So now it a war of phone tag, documentation, keeping a tighter track on whom I speak too, jotting more notes down, playing the role of the senile bastard who has to have everyone he speaks to purposely repeat things, so more and even more notes can be taken.
Called a recomended lawyer before the nervous dive into my conversation with the vampires. They said they'd have to look at the paperwork to give me an answer. The cost? 100 bucks an hour, and a 300 dollar retainer! Seriously. If I had that type of green laying about, I'd get hammered and spend it on lap dances. A little expensive for just about living in pleasentville/ mayberry.
The sun still swelters.112 today. 123 in the factory. No wonder I've lost 13 lbs in the last month........