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*Pokes the IRS with a stick* excalibur - 13/04/2004 03:39:30 PM

The IRS are bastards. This is a rant. You may have guessed that by now. How on earth do they make the tax forms so incomprehensible? I have absolutely no idea if I am filing correctly or not. The instructions are appallingly bad. How on earth people whose native language is not English can cope I have no idea. The instructions don’t seem to tie up with the examples they provide. I am left wondering if it is just a ploy to make pay someone to do it for me. I refuse to do that. Perhaps it is just that I am foreign and the US government seems to want to screw me at every opportunity. Are the normal forms horrendous too? Or is it just that I am a “Non-resident alien”?

I have been sent forms that I have no idea what I am supposed to do with. Anyone know what a 109T is, and what I should do with it? It says on the form that it is important tax information that the IRS need, but on every other tax form provided by the IRS they make no mention of it. Searching on their website just yields a form to download (I already have one), and a link to some software for $130. I don’t want software I want to know what to do with the bloody thing.

I thought my US visa forms were bad enough but this goes to a whole other level. The time guides are laughable. I mean I am a reasonably smart lad. I have a degree, and have good grades on my post-grad degree, and speak English, and I am stumped. Surely it could be made easier. Though I suspect they don’t want to. I’m sure they are screwing me over already, and if they made it more comprehensible I would know that they are screwing me over.

May be I should run a sweep stakes on what the buggers will do to me when they discover I haven’t done something I should of - Deport me, send me to fed jail, send me a polite letter that sort of thing.

As you can tell I’m grumpy



Excalibur
Aviendha's Englishman







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*Pokes the IRS with a stick* - 13/04/2004 03:39:30 PM 261 Views
It is a conspiracy. - 13/04/2004 03:43:52 PM 21 Views
I thought as much - 13/04/2004 04:39:14 PM 8 Views
Re: I thought as much - 13/04/2004 04:46:21 PM 7 Views
That pisses me off too. - 13/04/2004 04:52:16 PM 8 Views
I know - 13/04/2004 04:55:57 PM 5 Views
Poking will get you no where. Here, try this sledge hammer! - 13/04/2004 03:53:50 PM 18 Views
Turbo Tax is definantly worth the money. *NM* - 13/04/2004 04:07:03 PM 2 Views
*Takes sledge hammer* - 13/04/2004 04:33:20 PM 10 Views
my emphasis in school was tax - 13/04/2004 05:57:47 PM 7 Views
Hehehe - 13/04/2004 03:54:47 PM 19 Views
I'll need it *NM* - 13/04/2004 04:58:28 PM 2 Views
I paid someone to do mine... - 13/04/2004 03:57:15 PM 29 Views
I am going to think about it next year - 13/04/2004 04:49:16 PM 11 Views
i paid someone too... - 13/04/2004 04:51:25 PM 10 Views
Yeah, they caught some stuff on mine too... - 13/04/2004 05:24:52 PM 7 Views
You know.. - 13/04/2004 05:29:46 PM 6 Views
Bah. - 13/04/2004 06:08:30 PM 6 Views
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Get filing *NM* - 13/04/2004 05:15:18 PM 2 Views
I'm sorry. Um...did you wait until the 12th of April to begin?? - 13/04/2004 04:14:26 PM 16 Views
No - 13/04/2004 04:24:01 PM 15 Views
Well, if it makes you feel any better... - 13/04/2004 04:29:27 PM 9 Views
Im currently doing my taxes online for free - 13/04/2004 04:23:54 PM 25 Views
What form do you file? - 13/04/2004 04:26:13 PM 16 Views
I dont have to send it in. - 13/04/2004 04:27:53 PM 15 Views
That's the problem I think ... - 13/04/2004 04:29:48 PM 14 Views
That sucks. - 13/04/2004 04:44:41 PM 8 Views
It does. They screw you over big time too. - 13/04/2004 04:51:04 PM 10 Views
it's ok, just think of it this way: - 13/04/2004 05:05:17 PM 14 Views
Yep - 13/04/2004 05:12:54 PM 9 Views
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It's worse if you get a refund. - 13/04/2004 05:58:35 PM 14 Views
Hear, hear. - 13/04/2004 04:44:37 PM 10 Views
That sucks - 13/04/2004 05:04:47 PM 5 Views
THE + IRS = THEIRS *NM* - 13/04/2004 04:49:33 PM 3 Views
Too true. *NM* - 13/04/2004 04:58:47 PM 2 Views
excal... your 1098 - T - 13/04/2004 04:49:39 PM 27 Views
Thank you - 13/04/2004 04:55:52 PM 12 Views
Re: Thank you - 13/04/2004 05:33:00 PM 8 Views
I've been pondering this for a while... - 13/04/2004 10:38:12 PM 5 Views
LOL - 13/04/2004 10:56:47 PM 5 Views
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I think it is only applicable if I am a US citizen - 13/04/2004 05:03:03 PM 7 Views
My daddy files my taxes - 13/04/2004 05:03:13 PM 35 Views
LOL - 13/04/2004 05:05:35 PM 12 Views
HILARIOUS - 13/04/2004 05:59:14 PM 10 Views
Attagirl - 14/04/2004 08:59:21 AM 10 Views
That sucks - 13/04/2004 05:17:17 PM 12 Views
All government agencies are the same I think - 14/04/2004 10:04:36 AM 4 Views
bureaucrats and their forms, gotta love 'em - 13/04/2004 06:44:05 PM 8 Views
They are the ultimate evil in the universe. - 14/04/2004 10:03:19 AM 4 Views
I don't care how much it costs, I get someone to do them for me! - 13/04/2004 08:14:52 PM 6 Views
I will seriously think about it next year. *NM* - 14/04/2004 10:05:18 AM 2 Views
You're going to leave me, aren't you? - 13/04/2004 10:32:29 PM 18 Views
*blink* - 13/04/2004 10:56:14 PM 14 Views
Not if he knows what is good for him, he won't - 13/04/2004 11:12:45 PM 13 Views