Just wanted to share this.
I got a lovely letter in the mail yesterday. According to the New York Department of Taxation, I owe them over $850! And here I thought I was getting a refund.
The best part is, the letter said if I want to dispute their assertion (you think?), the best approach is to pay the amount first and then dispute it. If proven correct, I will be issued a refund. Is this country run by Scientologists or something??? Is this a pyramid scam???
People, I work my ass off. I take all kinds of grief in the process. I rarely have the energy to do anything when I get home from work. Often, I don't have the time either. Weekends, I don't snap out of my funk until sometime around Sunday afternoon. I give up about 40 percent of my check to taxes, all year long. I don't expense my late night cabs, dinners or anything really. I play by the book. I submit my taxes on time. I expected a refund from both federal and state.
Instead, I get a red letter from Uncle Scam.
You know, this is probably how they're paying for Iraq!
Good grief, America. I'm gonna start brushing up on my Canadian - I'm a little rusty, but I can speak enough to get by, to work an honest job, for a decent wage.