What's an Honest Person To Do?

Dear IRS,

I am sorry to inform you that I will not be able to pay taxes owed April 15, but all is not lost.

I have paid these taxes: accounts receivable tax, building permit tax, CDL tax, cigarette tax, corporate income tax, dog licence tax, federal income tax, unemployment tax, gasoline tax, hunting licence tax, fishing licence tax, waterfowl stamp tax, inheritance tax, inventory tax, liquor tax, luxury tax, medicare tax, city, school and county property tax (up 33 percent last 4 years), real estate tax, social security tax, road usage tax, toll road tax, state and city sales tax, recreational vehicle tax, state franchise tax, state unemployment tax, telephone federal excise tax, telephone federal state and local surcharge tax, telephone minimum usage surcharge tax, telephone state and local tax, utility tax, vehicle licence registration tax, capitol gains tax, lease severance tax, oil and gas assessment tax, Colorado property tax, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, Oklahoma and New Mexico sales tax, and many more that I can’t recall but I have run out of space and money.

When you do not receive my check April 15, just know that it is an honest mistake. please treat me the same way you treated Congressmen Charles Rangel, Chris Dodd, Barney Frank and ex-Congressman Tom Daschle and, of course, your boss Timothy Geithner. No penalties and no interest.

P.S. I will make at least a partial payment as soon as I get my stimulus check.

Ed Barnett
Wichita Falls

Actual ‘Letter to the Editor’ from the February 5th edition of the Wichita Falls , Texas Times Record News…

Don't you just wish???


Leila Marvel said…
Oh man! Poor thing, best of luck to you.

P.S. Too bad I already got my stimulus check last June, I spent it so fast.
drollgirl said…
no shit!!! the state of california owes me over 200 clams, and i have no idea when i will get it, even tho i filed in january. the state is broke, and i'll remember to take my sweet time paying up next time i owe THEM!!!
LOL, the honest person just has to keep-on keeping-on! No choices there! One day at a time though, cheers!
Fabulous...it should be a form letter.
Don't you hate them damn taxes, this is such a great letter!
Oh, how I do hate taxes! That letter is genius x
That's hilarious! It's tax time here in Canada too - aarrrgghh!!

Always a pleasure reading your comments on my blog...thank you for stopping by!

littlebyrd said…
Funny! I agree, it should be a form letter.
SweetPeaSurry said…
Brilliant, I'm wondering if we can use this as a form letter to send to the IRS this year?
This is so funny! But it reminds me that I have to schedule a couple of days to do our taxes. Ugh.

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