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    IRS stupidity

    Apparently the IRS has not been getting forms I have been sending in for 4 years and is threatening to seize all my assets. I called them today to clear things up and here is some of the conversation:

    IRS: For verification we need the tax id number.

    Me: provide that.

    IRS: For verification, we need the address of the business.

    Me: provide that.

    IRS: Since this account is in collections, we need your bank name and account number.

    Me:

    No joke. That is what they asked. I said, that the information was right next to my gun safe. Let me go get it.
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    Are you sure you were talking to the IRS? It all stinks of Phish.

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    That does sound phishy.

    Verification means that they already have the info and they shouldn't need you to provide it. I've had them offer three addresses for me to choose from, etc..
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    I wish. But I called them to an IRS number on their "I am going to seize your assets" form.
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    IRS stupidity

    Is it a fake form?
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    Did you receive any notices before this letter? The seize assets letter is not usually the first. You might want to look up a phone number from IRS.gov and verify that it is legit.
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    Yup. Definitely legit.
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    If it is already to collections, you will probably want professional help. Or call an IRS Taxpayer advocate. Some local offices have advocates as well.

    I had to use one back in the mid 90's when the IRS applied my check to the wrong account and would not acknowledge receipt of my proof of payment.

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    I would drag my butt down to the local office to clear this up(try asking for appt), asking for bank account info doesn't sound right - if they need it, they know where to get it. You may also want to change bank accounts . Do you have canceled checks to show proof of payment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nedrgr21 View Post
    I would drag my butt down to the local office to clear this up(try asking for appt), asking for bank account info doesn't sound right - if they need it, they know where to get it. You may also want to change bank accounts . Do you have canceled checks to show proof of payment.
    Also take proof of mailing/receipt with you.

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    Those clowns are famous for that. You send in the forms and somehow they lose them and blame you for it. Many years ago when my dad was alive he got a similar letter. They stated he had not included a certain form in his tax paper package. He let his accountant send a copy of all the forms including the one they claimed was missing. A few weeks later he got a second letter from them, same letter different date. Again my dad had his accountant sendn a copy of the forms. Well those chimps sent a third letter. This time the response was a little different, something they did not expect. In addition to the forms my dad sent a letter stating that if this was not good enough then the next set would be sent to them through our local Congressman's office. My dad had his refund in 4 weeks. This was when someone at one of the IRS processing centers was caught shredding tax forms or at least that was the story going around. Good luck dealing with those chimps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExactlyMyPoint View Post
    Apparently the IRS has not been getting forms I have been sending in for 4 years and is threatening to seize all my assets. I called them today to clear things up and here is some of the conversation:

    IRS: For verification we need the tax id number.

    Me: provide that.

    IRS: For verification, we need the address of the business.

    Me: provide that.

    IRS: Since this account is in collections, we need your bank name and account number.

    Me:

    No joke. That is what they asked. I said, that the information was right next to my gun safe. Let me go get it.
    I think the IRS knows how to find your money without your help. In about 30 seconds.
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    Do not talk to the IRS!. Take it from me, they will say anything to get money, and you will get a different story each time you call. I speak from 8 months of frustration, even with a representative. If you want the name of the outfit that worked for me on this, send me a PM.
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    If you owed any amount in that time period and the IRS took payment you have proof the forms were received.
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    Then send us your assets...we'll hold'em for ya.

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