Sunday, April 27, 2008

Land of the free...Home of the.... taxed

Weeks have passed by very fast and a lot things have happens, and just to make crazy S crazier’ here I’m with a post.
What the hell happened while I was gone and what hasn’t changed?
1) I been audited by the state
2) I had the pleasure to meet a wonderful blog friend.
3) I’m catching up with school projects.
4) I spent one weekend on children’s conference.
5) I’m still dealing with crowded house.
6) Still take me hours and hours to write a stupid post.

Back to number 1. “Audited by the State”
I have been a guest of this country for the past eleven years, and I have filed tax returns in these years, I have never heard of being audited: until the beginning of April when we received a notification that New York State has selected my state income tax for review. How lucky we are, I’m very excited. What a great thing. I’m learning something else about this country!!!!!!!! Sorry….. Lovely and wonderful country.
Like I have the time to go looking over one year of bills, receipts, canceled checks and medical bills, etc., etc., to prove all the information corresponds to my claimed deductions. I have to prove to the government of the state of New York who freely takes my hard earned money that I deserve or am entitled to some of my own money back.
So let make our Governor happy and start gathering all the information that he needs, make copies, draw yellow lines and justify my money……very hard earned money to be returned to me. I figure the state should double everyone’s return after all our governor spent money banging prostitutes. That is Ok he can do everything he wants with his money.
Anyway, all bills and receipts are ready, all copies are done, I called my accountant but tax season is over it was “last day the office is open sorry for the inconvenience” sorry… my ass no…better my husband’s ass it’s bigger! After all is said and done we have more receipts and deductions we didn’t include…so here you go… me….and see you back next year!


Spartacus said...

Audits, friends, school projects, conferences, crowded's no wonder you have no time to post. I hope all goes well with the audit. While it may seem like the New York State has singled you out, my guess is that you are more the victim of a computer program that randomly selects tax returns on the basis of how they were filed. As far as getting compensation for the Governor's dalliances, you should ask. I'd love to hear what the State tells you.

FranIAm said...

Oh my - what a pain, an audit.

Hang in there and be well, you are thought of so often and always fondly IB!!

Wyldth1ng said...

I had been audited after I did two back to back deploymetns on ship. Apparently it look funny to the IRS. That was the easist waste of time the government had ever given me.

Italian Bird said...

Spart. victim of the computer… never happens with the lottery numbers computer.

Fran: thanks, you are so kind, my first reaction was… Oh My…. Then we laughed about it.

Wyld: the government has a way to waste people time. We tried to make fun of the situation and that made it easy to take care of it. Hope you had a sun day today:)

CDP said...

I hope it goes well. I've never been audited (and I'm asking for trouble just writing that), and I'd be a nervous wreck. Thank goodness my husband is a compulsive record-keeper; I think that's what would save us. Good luck!

DCup said...

You're back!

I'm so, so sorry to learn that you're dealing with an audit. What a pain in the neck.

It was lovely to meet you and I hope we'll get a chance to get together again. Don't forget - you and S. have an invitation to come to Georgia so he can shoot his guns.

Be well. Talk soon.

pissed off patricia said...

Like CDP my husband has records of just about every financial transaction we have ever made. Even with that, an audit would be a total pain in the butt. Good Luck and hang in there.

Italian Bird said...

Cdp: Thanks, I hope you never would be audit, but it is good to be prepared.

Dcup: Hi, it was I pain dealing with the papers and getting all the information, but we learned to be more carefully with our receipts. Thanks again for your kind invitation

P.o.P. Hi, welcome to IB blog, thanks for the wishes, we are almost done and as I said we will be more carefully to keep records.