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13 June 2009 @ 01:47 pm
WOW, SPESHUL IRS  
The need for math teachers is clearly greater than ever.

We got a letter from the IRS today saying our taxes were wrong. We put: $48,472 - $7,000 = $41,472.

They informed us that we had subtracted incorrectly, and that the correct answer was clearly $41,472 and not $41,472. Luckily, our error has not resulted in any additional tax owed, but sadly, nor do we get any additional refund.

Ironically, there is an error on the tax form, which we picked out when trying to understand this. It is not the error pointed to by the IRS. (And it also has no effect on the final tax numbers).

UM, WOW. I don't know how to digest this information. Entry deserves to be public!
 
 
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Kimberly: evil laughet_tu_lj on June 13th, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
ahahaha! At least they told you the specifics, so you could figure out they were on crack. The one time they said there was an error in my taxes, they didn't bother to tell me where, so I had no way to verify or make sure I didn't do it again the next time.
Bloody Jack Flintrhye on June 14th, 2009 03:42 am (UTC)
Well, we still had to go over the whole thing to try and figure out what they meant, because the lines that they claimed had errors didn't, and so we checked the whole thing in the end.
ラシヤ: Rurouni Kenshin :: Oro?rashiea on June 13th, 2009 07:06 pm (UTC)
O_O;; Are they really that bored and disabled? Wow....
Bloody Jack Flintrhye on June 14th, 2009 03:42 am (UTC)
Apparently?
Anasapphobrazil on June 13th, 2009 07:34 pm (UTC)
Maybe a Brain transplant would help them:-)?
Bloody Jack Flintrhye on June 14th, 2009 03:42 am (UTC)
Haha. No wonder the budget's unbalanced, I suppose.
my name is jonas: [spn] jpads psycho much?alwaysawkward on June 13th, 2009 09:24 pm (UTC)
so 41,472 is NOT the same as 41,472? hm.... this is DEFINITELY big news. does it mean the world is ending?
Bloody Jack Flintrhye on June 14th, 2009 03:42 am (UTC)
No, just the U.S. government?
Mr. Gerbearomfgerbear on June 14th, 2009 03:47 am (UTC)
Um. What.

This is why I'm happy I don't need to do my taxes yet. :/
DhP, Mmailliw Nosreyemmmailliw on June 14th, 2009 04:59 am (UTC)
LOL obviously 'A = A' is false...
humorbothumorbot on June 14th, 2009 05:24 am (UTC)
I tought I taw a tautology.
SpiderKatspiderkat on June 14th, 2009 02:28 pm (UTC)
well... that's pretty special...
chalada: [~] rock falls. everybody dieschalada on June 14th, 2009 07:18 pm (UTC)
Apparently, I know less about math than I thought.