The IRS is assholes.

Note the new category on this blog: is assholes.

No joke.  I may have procrastinated a little this year (well, duh) and submitted my return at the last minute, but hey, I did it.  The State of California was not too proud to take my money.  (Ooh, stay tuned for that rant.)  The US Treasury was like, Sorry, Cindy, you lose.  Your electronic payment did not go through.  Send us a check, your firstborn child, and three sexual favors.

I sent in a check.  Apparently, it was too late for my stimulus payment, though.  Ergh.  Maybe I should call and ask.  Or maybe not.  Anyway, on May 12, they sent me a letter saying that a) they had never received my payment, b) that payment was now due, and c) I owed interest on said payment.  Awesome.  The letter kept referring to the “Customer Service Line” to call for clarification and assistance, and also said, “Call your local IRS office if that is a long-distance call for you.”  First of all, since when is an 800 number a long-distance call for anyone?  Also, they never gave any contact details for local offices.  The awesome continues.

The estimated wait time they gave me yesterday was 10-15 minutes.  I stayed on hold while brushing my teeth, changing, &c., but had to go because I was late to breakfast with Marissa, who is my favorite Mormon 🙂  Ugh.  I tried again today, after baking a cake for Lee Mama and briefly entertaining her friends.  (Lee Mama has friends!  AHH!)  I was on hold for 19 minutes and 33 seconds.  Finally, it was cleared up.  Tyler says I won, but really?  I just lost twenty minutes of my youth.


1 Comment

  1. Mikaela said,

    May 27, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    It’s like China is assholes! Perfect!

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