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.