|Comments on Thursday 15 August 2002:|
|There should be a box on IRS forms for "deliberate overpayment" or "error insurance", into which I could put $25 and save myself eight hours of work four months later. Alternatively, they should just fuck off and bloody try to get tax money out of people who are really scamming them for a lot, rather than hassling people who've made tiny omissions. Pop-quiz: Which is a better use of IRS auditors; attempting to get $3.3bn from Worldcom (to pick one example), or attempting to get $0.000000025bn from me? Not that the IRS asked for their $25; of course not. They were going to wait a few years before bringing it up, so they could charge ridiculous interest and extortionate fees.
|That really sucks... In my oppinion this country is set up (though perhaps not intentionally) to make money off of it's inhabitants by diwindling time away and just being stupid... for instance the mysterious loss of forms, of any kind...|
|No you're wrong. I'm afraid your country was set up by a group of Evil Speeling and Grandma Terrorists who plan to take over the world by stealing the letter 'i' from aluminium and injecting it in dwindling with one of those syringes used for the artificial insemination of cows.|
The mysterious loss of forms is largely due to people being bloody ignorant apes. Often they mistake forms for bananas. This is really true and terribly depressing.
If there was a donation box attached to an IRS form wouldn't that make it tricky to post? What would you do with the chain to stop people nicking it?