ShortNews
+ + + 3 BRANDNEW NewsTickers for your Website! + + + easy configurable in less than 1 Minute + + + GET'EM NOW! + + +

   Home | Join | Submit News | MyShortNews | HighScores | FAQ'S | Forums 0 Users Online   
   
                 01/21/2018 03:29 AM  
  ShortNews Search
search all Channels
RSS feeds
  1.677 Visits   3 Assessments  Show users who Rated this:
News Quality: Sound
Back to Overview  
01/04/2009 07:03 PM ID: 75973 Permalink   

Attorney Faces Possible IRS Trouble, Owes 1 Cent

 

In November, defense attorney James Howarth received a letter from the IRS stating that he owes them 5 cents. The letter goes on to say that payment is due immediately, otherwise penalties and interest would accrue.

Shortly after, he received another letter stating that he was owed 4 cents and that, since the owed amount was below one dollar, Mr. Howarth would have to make a request in order to receive his refund.

Howarth gave up on contacting the IRS due to being placed on hold for excessive amounts of time. "When I owe them a nickel, I must pay them. It's not optional," he said. "But when they owe me, I have to ask for it."
IRS officials refuse to comment.

 
  Source: news.yahoo.com  
    WebReporter: bbeljefe Show Calling Card      
  Recommendation:  
ASSESS this news: BLOCK this news. Reason:
   
  2 Comments
  
  We fixed that problem up in Canada  
 
Any monies owed to the government or owed to the taxpayer at or below$1 will not be issued or requested forby the Canada Revenue Agency.

Simple.
 
  by: hl2k   01/05/2009 06:40 AM     
  crazy  
 
I thought that was the way it worked here in the US too.. the reason behind it ..

They sent this guy two letters one saying he owed $.05 and another one saying they owned him $.04.

It costs $.41 to mail a letter. The government paid that twice.
 
  by: ohioankev   01/05/2009 01:14 PM     
 
 
Copyright ©2018 ShortNews GmbH & Co. KG, Contact: info@shortnews.com