Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Dear IRS

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 license tax, federal income tax, unemployment tax, gasoline tax, hunting license 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, capital 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 Rangle, Chris Dodd, Barney Frank and ex-Congressman Tom Dashelle 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 6th edition of the Wichita Falls, Texas Times Record News.

8 comments:

HermitJim said...

Now that's pretty good, I'll have to admit! Wish I'd thought of it!

Thanks for sharing it...

TheWritersPorch said...

My sentiments exactly...Bravo!

Jennifer said...

I think we can all relate to that! Thanks for sharing.

QuiltedSimple said...

Oh that's good - and I love the post about the recovery plan. Wish it really were that simple....
Kris

Lib said...

Hi,
Hope you're doing good.
Trying to catch up on visiting.
Have a great wk.
Blessins',Lib

Cate said...

That is brilliant, and just as applicable to the situation here in New Zealand!

Cheers,
Cate

♥The W.O.W. factor said...

This is perfect! And what's that saying "lead by example" ?
How many other Higher than Thous are there that we don't KNOW about who haven't paid their taxes???

tipper said...

I second Mr. Barnett's letter!