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On hold with the IRS

About 20 minutes now. Maybe when those guys are done deleting emails, they can put them on the phone bank.

Also, I like how their hold message says they’re helping other “customers”. And not say “victims” or “subjects”.

9 Responses to “On hold with the IRS”

  1. TriggerFinger Says:

    Clue for the IRS: “Customers” give you money voluntarily in return for a “product” or “service”.

    Then again, if you listen to them, our tax system is based on “voluntary compliance”.

    For values of voluntary that involve men with guns taking your stuff if you do not “comply voluntarily”.

  2. Lyle Says:

    It’s totally voluntary, according to Hillary– You have the choice to do exactly what they tell you, or have your life destroyed.

    By that definition you are a “customer” of the hooded man robbing you at gunpoint, or a “customer” of your rapist, and the six million Jews killed in W.W. II were “customers” of the Nazis.

  3. Matthew Carberry Says:

    Just got off hold myself. They need new hold music.

    Had a refund check mailed to my PO Box. PO sent it back for some reason. It’s being re-issued, 2-3 more weeks.

    Two, two, two, gov’t agencies demonstrating why *none* of them should have unions.

  4. SRMC Says:

    The last income tax check I wrote was payable to the “Infernal Revenue Service.” They accepted it without objection so I guess they agreed with my characterization of them.

  5. Sendarius Says:

    On my last check to the Oz equivalent of the IRS, I made the mistake of including the comma to indicate thousands.

    Their character recognition machine read that as a decimal, and despite the words on the cheque itself saying differently, they took 0.1% of the correct amount, and blamed me for underpaying.

    I had to pay a cheque search fee to prove that it was their mistake before they admitted “Oh yeah, that happens all the time”.

  6. Cpt. Capitalism Says:

    I do pay my taxes. And I make damn sure I do.

    But I wonder if I plead the fifth like that cunt of their director did and then took it to the Supreme Court and all of the sudden “WHOOPS!” lost my e-mails.

    I think I’d have a case.

    And that’s what I fully intend on doing.

    Too bad I don’t make enough.

  7. TriggerFinger Says:

    Captain Capitalism — I understand for that excuse to work you have to have a lifetime donation record of at least $100,000 to one party or the other.

  8. Drifter Says:

    I once called the operator at a nearby military installation and was told, “All operators are busy servicing other customers.”

  9. Roger Marple Says:

    hah, you’re lucky, only 20 minutes! I called this Friday and was told it would be 30 minutes to one hour! Maybe Friday afternoon is a bad time to call? anyone have any thoughts on that?