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IRS rant
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: January 15, 2021 09:54AM
See previous post

My wife and I file jointly our taxes, with my wife listed as the primary. I paid the bill from MY account in April. That, apparently, confused the IRS, and they did not apply payment. I spoke with IRS in August - the fellow explained the error and said it would be sorted out.

Two weeks ago ago, I received a notice of intent to seize my property.
I sent a letter with delivery confirmation, along with proof of payment.
The letter was received ten days ago.

I just checked online - they say they are currently in the process of seizing property.

Come on, now!

I've been on hold for an hour, waiting to speak with someone.
The alternative is to go in person to the local office and catch COVID-19.
I'm not happy.

End of rant.
Thank you for reading, and have a good day.
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Re: IRS rant
Posted by: Acer
Date: January 15, 2021 09:59AM
The pace over there is absolutely glacial. My son filed in July (under the COVID extension), but forgot to sign the return. Took them three months to tell him, and three months after he filed the correction he's still waiting for his refund.
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Re: IRS rant
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: January 15, 2021 10:13AM
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Acer
The pace over there is absolutely glacial. My son filed in July (under the COVID extension), but forgot to sign the return. Took them three months to tell him, and three months after he filed the correction he's still waiting for his refund.

Glacial is the perfect word for that.
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Re: IRS rant
Posted by: mikebw
Date: January 15, 2021 10:37AM
I hear you. They have absolutely no motivation to get things done quickly. After all, they have your money, why would they care? It's only when you have their money that actions are swift.
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Re: IRS rant
Posted by: rgG
Date: January 15, 2021 10:37AM
So sorry.
Years ago we had a long drawn out incident with the IRS. It took hours and hours on the phone with them to get it sorted out.
It was awful.
I finally got one lady who literally went into a stack of papers and made it happen. Till that, it was nothing but a runaround.
I hope it works out quickly for you. Fingers crossed.

We had done nothing at all wrong, like you, but it still took FOREVER to get it fixed.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/15/2021 10:38AM by rgG.
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Re: IRS rant
Posted by: Fritz
Date: January 15, 2021 12:17PM
welcome to the middle class, the piñata for the IRS.
I went thru some 5h1t with them last week on the phone.
3 hours over 2 days.
I finally gave in and paid the penalty.
Then submitted some form in hopes of getting some back.



!#$@@$#!

proofraed by OwEn the c@t.



Nobody remembers their first download, but everyone remembers their 1st LP.
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Re: IRS rant
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: January 15, 2021 12:23PM
Is there even such a thing as an IRS rave?



It is what it is.
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Re: IRS rant
Posted by: sekker
Date: January 15, 2021 12:31PM
Good luck, 2020 was a record year for me with TWO tax issues - in both cases, mistakes at the other end (IRS for one, state for another). Took me months to resolve one, still working on the second (but none have property loss at risk!)
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Re: IRS rant
Posted by: Pam
Date: January 15, 2021 12:42PM
There’s a reason why their budget has been pared down. But that’s for the other side. They simply do not have enough employees.
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Re: IRS rant
Posted by: Speedy
Date: January 15, 2021 12:57PM
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Pam
There’s a reason why their budget has been pared down. But that’s for the other side. They simply do not have enough employees.

agree smiley



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: IRS rant
Posted by: JPK
Date: January 15, 2021 01:40PM
I get a 4883C Identity letter for my 16 year old daughter. Have tried to call the provided phone number multiple times every day this week. "our agents are busy, please try again tomorrow".

I don't want the government in charge of healthcare, based on this.

JPK

PS Good luck - you may want to try getting an appt at your local IRS office and see if you can handle things mask to mask.
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Re: IRS rant
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: January 15, 2021 01:50PM
I spent 1 hour 14 minutes on hold, spoke with someone for 3 minutes, then got disconnected.




I went to make an appt at the local IRS office, but the services offered at that location don't include addressing this sort of problem.

I'm filing a form 9423 (collection appeal request) by mail, and we'll see where that goes.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/15/2021 01:51PM by S. Pupp.
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Re: IRS rant
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: January 15, 2021 02:31PM
This thread is a good example of why I'm grateful I no longer pay federal taxes.

Need to move states, though...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/15/2021 02:32PM by Bill in NC.
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Re: IRS rant
Posted by: raz
Date: January 15, 2021 02:36PM
I've always found that a sufficiently long, well written letter gets them off my back for at least a few months - often permanently. Working by phone is not the solution.



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Embarassing myself on the Internet since 1978.
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Re: IRS rant
Posted by: sekker
Date: January 15, 2021 04:37PM
Lots of great wisdom and experience in this thread!
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Re: IRS rant
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: January 15, 2021 09:36PM
Call your US Representative, now. They have people whose job it is to deal with crap like this.
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Re: IRS rant
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: January 17, 2021 03:22PM
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anonymouse1
Call your US Representative, now. They have people whose job it is to deal with crap like this.

agree smiley



rj
AKA
Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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