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Send tax return via certified mail?
Posted by: h'
Date: April 16, 2006 10:04PM
Is this a normal thing people do? Or is it forbidden somehow?
And what's the deal with the post office-- normal hours tomorrow, right? Why was the deadline extended through the 17th?



I suffer from the same sensitivity that you do. A few nuggets of wisdom were shared with me and I'm "trying" to incorporate them into my life. First, remember that nobody can hurt your feelings unless you let them. You can always reject what is being forced on you emotionally.
Second, nothing changes unless you change it. If you don't want the behavior to be repeated then you need to take action. Otherwise the kid has learned that his behavior is the way to get things done, because everyone lets him get away with it.
In the meantime I sympathize because I've been there.
-beerman
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Re: Send tax return via certified mail?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: April 16, 2006 10:10PM
because the 15th was a saturday, and not a federal IRS workday.
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Re: Send tax return via certified mail?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: April 16, 2006 10:11PM
it's always extended when the 15th falls on a saturday or sunday.

my location post office has extended hours on tax day and workers outside physically taking the return from your hands as you drive by. this probably varies by locality.

don't know about certified. i've filed electronically for years with never a problem.
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Re: Send tax return via certified mail?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: April 16, 2006 10:11PM
h' Wrote:
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> Why was the deadline
> extended through the 17th?


I would never go to the IRS site.:
[www.irs.gov]

BGnR
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Re: Send tax return via certified mail?
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: April 16, 2006 10:12PM
I always sent mine regular old first class mail before the days of e-file.

The deadline is the 15th or the Monday after the 15th if the 15th is on a weekend.
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Re: Send tax return via certified mail?
Posted by: h'
Date: April 16, 2006 10:36PM
BigGuynRusty Wrote:
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> h' Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Why was the deadline
> > extended through the 17th?
>
>
> I would never go to the IRS site.:
>
>
> BGnR

Howzabout my main question Mr. Smarty? I dare you to find any reference to how to mail on the IRS site.






I suffer from the same sensitivity that you do. A few nuggets of wisdom were shared with me and I'm "trying" to incorporate them into my life. First, remember that nobody can hurt your feelings unless you let them. You can always reject what is being forced on you emotionally.
Second, nothing changes unless you change it. If you don't want the behavior to be repeated then you need to take action. Otherwise the kid has learned that his behavior is the way to get things done, because everyone lets him get away with it.
In the meantime I sympathize because I've been there.
-beerman
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Re: Send tax return via certified mail?
Posted by: TL
Date: April 16, 2006 10:44PM
You're allowed to send it by certified mail.
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Re: Send tax return via certified mail?
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: April 16, 2006 10:44PM
your return must be postmarked by the filing deadline, which was extended this year because the normal dealine fell on the weekend.
i have never had a problem with the return getting lost in the mail, so certified mail would be a waste of money.
how old are you, you don't this basic high school civics class stuff?

//if you answer that i should capiltalize, you lose.





I am not Ryan Seacrest, and I do not approve this message.
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Re: Send tax return via certified mail?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: April 16, 2006 10:51PM
h' Wrote:
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> Howzabout my main question Mr. Smarty? I dare you
> to find any reference to how to mail on the IRS
> site.

I didn't address it, because I don't care.

BGnR


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Re: Send tax return via certified mail?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: April 16, 2006 11:24PM
If you want to be certain, send it Certified with Return Receipt Requested (green card). You write your address and the IRS address on the green card and the IRS signs it and mails it back to you. Keep it in your files "forever". It's all under $5 and worth it if the IRS scares you the least little bit.

I do it now and see lots of other people doing it.

Ask the PO all about it after tomorrow when they are less busy. It's a good thing to know for lots of things: IRS, collection agencies, child support, alimony, etc.
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Re: Send tax return via certified mail?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: April 16, 2006 11:26PM
"i have never had a problem with the return getting lost in the mail, so certified mail would be a waste of money."

Something seems a little illogical, here.
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Re: Send tax return via certified mail?
Posted by: davester
Date: April 16, 2006 11:29PM
The IRS won't give a rat's ass whether or not you use certified mail. If you don't owe anything, they won't even give a rat's ass whether or not you file on time.



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Send tax return via certified mail?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: April 17, 2006 12:17AM
My state will happily fine you if you file late and don't owe them anything. They want that $40 fine, and no excuse will get you out of it.
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Re: Send tax return via certified mail?
Posted by: Guitarman
Date: April 17, 2006 01:08AM
you can get something like a proof of mailing. it's stamped by the postal worker and it's a lot cheaper than certified.



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Re: Send tax return via certified mail?
Posted by: TL
Date: April 17, 2006 01:11AM
G'man, do you mean a certificate of mailing? The IRS accepts those only to verify the data of mailing if the postmark is unreadable. If the return is lost, the IRS won't accept the certificate of mailing as proof of mailing the return on time. Weird, I know, but that's the policy.
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Re: Send tax return via certified mail?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: April 17, 2006 01:27AM
heaven forbid that one part of the government believe another part of the government.
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Re: Send tax return via certified mail?
Posted by: h'
Date: April 17, 2006 01:54AM
Thanks, folks.
'tis done. I decided to send it with a 38 cent stamp. A mailman friend stopped by and grabbed it, so I know it's at least more secure than in a mailbox.
I will be sure to raise this topic at parties and during awkward pauses on dates for the next 11 months.



I suffer from the same sensitivity that you do. A few nuggets of wisdom were shared with me and I'm "trying" to incorporate them into my life. First, remember that nobody can hurt your feelings unless you let them. You can always reject what is being forced on you emotionally.
Second, nothing changes unless you change it. If you don't want the behavior to be repeated then you need to take action. Otherwise the kid has learned that his behavior is the way to get things done, because everyone lets him get away with it.
In the meantime I sympathize because I've been there.
-beerman
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Re: Send tax return via certified mail?
Posted by: TL
Date: April 17, 2006 02:06AM
I really hope you meant you used a 39-cent stamp smiling smiley
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Re: Send tax return via certified mail?
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: April 17, 2006 06:29AM
TL Wrote:
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> I really hope you meant you used a 39-cent stamp


Ditto . . .





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Re: Send tax return via certified mail?
Posted by: SteveJobs
Date: April 17, 2006 06:31AM
YES - I used to always send my return via certified mail.



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Re: Send tax return via certified mail?
Posted by: shadow
Date: April 17, 2006 06:45AM
... or you could always put the IRS address as the return address and not put any postage on it.

- Shadow
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Re: Send tax return via certified mail?
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: April 17, 2006 07:48AM
If you fly to DC and personally drop off your return, can you deduct the travel expense?
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Re: Send tax return via certified mail?
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: April 17, 2006 09:07AM
shadow Wrote:
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> ... or you could always put the IRS address as the
> return address and not put any postage on it.
>

Finally, somebody else makes sense!








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Re: Send tax return via certified mail?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: April 17, 2006 09:20AM
Racer X Wrote:
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> My state will happily fine you if you file late
> and don't owe them anything. They want that $40
> fine, and no excuse will get you out of it.


RacerX, the reason they fine you is, that the states don't get any money until the Feds issue it to them.

BGnR
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Re: Send tax return via certified mail?
Posted by: BLeonard
Date: April 17, 2006 01:04PM
I always use certified mail with receipt. Makes me feel good to know they got it and I have proof I mailed it on time.
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