taxpayerThis is an actual letter from the IRS from 2012. The agency spends millions each year on advertising, a little more of this would do a lot more for the beleaguered IRS.

STORY BEHIND THE LETTER

The Internal Revenue Service is not known for compassion in dealing with us, but a couple in California fell off their kitchen stools when they opened this letter from the IRS.

Accepting the pair’s excuse that the adult brain turns to jello those first few months raising a baby,  the IRS wrote a letter to inform the couple they were annulling a $2,522 tax penalty fine.

Rounding off the explanatory letter, the IRS noted, your account is considered full paid at this time.

However the taxman did not go home empty-handed, and the lucky couple still had to hand over a check for $243.28.

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