What do you do when the IRS keeps sending letters to your 6-year-old son about tax returns? Make him write a letter back with a crayon, of course!
Meet Susan F. Smith, a mother fed up with the IRS. Upon receiving a letter to her 6-year-old son from the IRS addressing his tax returns, she naturally responded on his behalf. Here’s a segment from the letter she received back:
“Dear Mr. Smith: we don’t recognize Susan F. Smith as someone authorized to discuss your tax file. If you want Susan F. Smith to be authorized to discuss your return we suggest you go online and submit form 8892 and form, etc.”
Really IRS? You’re still not getting the picture here? This left Mrs. Smith with only one option: have her son write a letter himself:
For those of you who don’t read crayon, the note says:
I got your letter. I am now 6 years old. It is ok if you talk to my mommy Susan F. Smith about my tax papers until I am 18.
- Paulie Smith”
Paulie 1, Taxman 0.